Being Creative…

Some people seem amazed that I have put out about 400 posts a year for over five years here at RJsCorner! But in reality I usually struggle to limit it to that many! 🙂 I often, like today, have at least twenty posts ready to go online. No, I don’t spend all day at my […]

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Winter Cardinals in the Old Apple Tree

I never tire of taking more pictures of the winter cardinals in the old apple tree in our backyard. As always they are gobbling up the sunflower seeds at our feeder after the recent winter storm. Click on the image to see a larger version…

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Artistry of Nature…

With my new macro lens in hand I am finding the artistry of nature almost everywhere I look… Yeah, I still got a lot of these works of art in my yard. 🙂

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About Knowing…

I went to quite a few “summer camps” during my corporate career. These were multi-day seminars most often in the summer to teach me one thing or another about how to do my job better.  They were rah rah sessions to keep me excited about what I was doing. Some of them were worthwhile, some […]

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Ten Headed Monster???

This is kind of an eerie picture but in reality it was once a thing of great beauty. As the cycle of life typically goes it was once a beautiful flower in my wife’s garden

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We All Need A Creative Boost Once In A While…

I admit that I struggle with my creativity from time to time. Sometimes it comes in quick spirts  and sometimes I hit long dry spells. I, like most of you I imagine need a creative boost once in a while. To accomplish that I have numerous books on the shelves behind me and in my […]

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Creativity in the Simplest Places

Creativity is not limited to museums and such.  I found this work of art on the side of a barn in a State park along the Ohio River.

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Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum is a very unique and stimulating place. It is made of glass and steel. We found this creation in the lobby the first time we entered. I thought it was meant to be a centerpiece but in reality it is for cleaning the glass windows. This proves that creative art does […]

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Cracking Creativity – What If….

Geniuses think productively, not reproductively. When confronted with a problem, they ask themselves how many different ways they can look the problem, how they can rethink it, and how many different ways they can solve it, instead of asking how they have been taught to solve it…. Leonardo da Vinci believed that to gain knowledge […]

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Insight 4 — Creativity…

One part of me that I often struggle with is my level of creativity. I never think I have enough. Yeah, I know it takes creativity to blog the amount that I do. I think I have created somewhere in the neighborhood of five thousands post on my various blogs over the years but the […]

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Autodidacticism….

They teach themselves from an early age, have many deep interests, rather than just one. And they are very persistent, even in the face of rejection…. One interesting thing that’s emerged is that so many of these highly creative people are autodidacts. They are people who teach themselves. That makes them almost misfits in the […]

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The Power of Oneness….

I have never really been much of a team player. I was just too much of a loner during my early years. That and an irrational sense of inferiority kept me from even attempting to belong to a team. I just didn’t take marching orders very seriously. Team speak was against my very nature.  How […]

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Planning And Creativity…

Now that I set my own schedule I have found that sometimes not setting a schedule is the best option. Up until my retirement I was the epitome of a planner. When I started my professional work life in 1970 I used to fill out a weekly 3 x 5 card with everything I needed […]

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There is No Left Brain/Right Brain Divide..

You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers – those who are logical and analytical versus those who are intuitive and creative. For years, an industry of books, tests and videos has flourished on this concept. It seems to be natural law. […]

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I Am A Morning Person….

When I was a teenager it took a bomb to get me out of bed. The first class of the day in high school started at 8:00am. I can barely remember much about them.  When I was in college I was plagued with many 7:30am classes. The only “D” I got in college was in […]

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Comic Books Made Me Who I Am???

Cosmic Log – Bam! How comics teach science. The source article above doesn’t have much to do with this post other than invoking some buried thoughts from my childhood. The comics they talk about in no way resemble the ones I read when I was a kid. I haven’t been around comic books in years […]

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Right Brain Screaming.

I have brought up a new blog at RightBrainScreaming.net . This one will be used to flex my creative muscle. As I mentioned before my right brain which controls creativity has not had much exercise in my life. Being an engineer I lived primarily in the analytical world. So my right brain has been screaming for […]

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My Right Brain is Screaming Lately…..

Scientists have discovered that the left side of our brains control our perceptions of logic and order while the right side controls our creativity. I have spent pretty much the last sixty five years of my life with the left side of my brain controlling what I do and what I think.  I was an engineer […]

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