Let’s face some facts. The corporate world expects you to “Put your nose to the grindstone” and not let up until the job is done. That creates an atmosphere of workaholics who then go up the corporate ladder, and that … Continue reading Hard Work Is The Enemy Of Creativity
Let’s face it, mainstream thinking makes very little accommodations for creative thinking or risk taking. I worked for a number of years for a very conservative mainstream company nicknamed “Ma Bell”. Back then she controlled everything when it came to … Continue reading Being a Creative Person Means Living On The Margins
I love the quote above from L. Frank Baum. I don’t expect many know anything about the author so I thought I would enlighten you 🧐 Here is a little bit about him from my friends at Wikipedia: 41 novels, … Continue reading About Imagination…
Here I am in my eighth decade on this earth but I still have an insatiable appetite for learning. There is just so much I still want to know about the world and I likely don’t have the time to … Continue reading An Insatiable Appetite For Learning
Last Wednesday I briefly told you that I am planning on juggling 4 active blogs in 2021. That seems kind of contrary to my statement of taking it easy. 😛 But since only RJsCorner has any sharp edges it should … Continue reading Juggling 4 Blogs At The Same Time!!
For the most part my life has been pretty boring. I blame that on having my right brain squashed in my learning years! The nuns who taught me in grade school concentrated on Read’n, Write’n, and rithmetic. The small rural … Continue reading Right Brain Screaming
I love outside the box buildings. They spark my creative imagination. I love things that stretch your imagination, stretch your brain. For this post, I want to show you an “outside the box” art museum. I don’t think there is another … Continue reading Outside The Box…
I know the title of this post is not a real word at least to my New Oxford Dictionary but I don’t mind stretching the English language a bit once in a while. This post is about how journaling became such an important part of my life.Continue reading “Journaling…”
Storytelling is something that is as old as man. Before written languages were developed and taught to the masses storytelling was the only way to pass down history. Why I seem to be obsessed with trying out storytelling is a mystery to me. That is what this post is all about.Continue reading “Storytelling…”
With my recent obsession with being more creative lately I have come to more thoroughly understand where RJsCorner fits into the scheme of my creative life. That is what this post is all about. Sort of…Continue reading “RJsCorner – My Public Journal”
RJsCorner is meant to be a very diverse place. I cover many topics because I am a guy with many labels. One label I haven’t shown you here is my chef side. I spent five years in college working in a dormitory cafeteria serving about 600 people three meals a day. I started that time washing pots and pans and ended up running the entire student waiter staff of about fifty people. I learned many things about cooking and such in addition to how to be an engineer during those years.Continue reading “Greek-ish Salad”
The foundation of this Alternate Reflections post is a photo from my recent visit to the Vincennes Rendezvous. He was part of a drum and fiffe corp. Why I singled him out here is because the drum was almost as big as he was. But, when he struck it with fury even I could hear (or at least feel) it. Here is to you my friend. I look forward to seeing you again if a few years. Maybe by then you will have grown to oversize the drum you proudly play. Continue reading Alternative Reflections – Drummer Boy
This sounds like a pretty grandiose title, I hope the post lives up to it. 🙂 I’m going to clue you in on what I found the ultimate freedom to be. It took me almost seven decades to find it. … Continue reading The Ultimate Freedom
I am one of those people who doesn’t particularly like looking at pictures of myself. But for this artsy Saturday that is just what I am going to do. We were in a restaurant in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia acting silly. That month-long trip to our northern neighbors was one of my most memorable. Continue reading Ohhh…
For this Artsy Saturday I give you “Red Knobs”. I’m sure that all the red knobs in this pictured weren’t placed there to be artsy, but in my opinion, they are. This picture of a steam locomotive was taken at a railroad museum in Greenbay Wisconsin. Continue reading Function vs Artsy
For this artsy Saturday, I bring you pure creativity. I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Laster’s Art Shack but from the looks of the company car, I imagine it is one creative place. Continue reading Art Shack
This post is going to be about how robots have replaced humans in a significant segment of our industrial complex. I will say up front that I deem this as progress. Human dexterity is just not a precise thing. We are incapable of producing the accuracy of today’s workplace. We are imprecise creatures and in some way that makes us creative creatures and that is something that machines won’t soon replace. When I bought my first new car in 1970 the saying “don’t buy a car made on a Friday or Monday” was something to take seriously. The reason for that … Continue reading Human Dexterity…
I am finally convinced that I am a pretty creative person as my mind constantly wanders into unimagined areas of thought. In my retirement years, I have done a pretty good job of cultivating my creative processes. But I am always looking for ways to unleash my creativity to new areas and levels. When I ran across this article from the New York Times it gave me a different way to think about creativity. We all have fantasies or, if you prefer, ideas. I will give them a different word: “Seeds.” These seeds are the germ-line of books, short stories, songs, the … Continue reading Creativity
I have let it be known before that I am a mall walker. Every Friday I walk up to three miles at the local mall. It is good and safe exercise for this 70+-year-old deaf guy. 🙂 One of the things I do pretty regularly during these mall walks is to take unofficial surveys. Sometimes I count the number of women wearing heels higher than 1 inch (around 2%). This time I chose to count the number of kids younger than thirty who are walking the mall clinging their cell phones. I’m not talking about them having them in their … Continue reading Never Alone…
For this Saturday’s artsy post, I want to present to you a picture from one of my favorite States. I am presently writing a detailed post about New Mexico but wanted to give you one of my favorite pictures of Santa Fe. It has been my desktop background for several months now: Continue reading Land Of Enchantment
The tinsmiths of our early years were certainly a creative bunch. They fabricated many of the utensils we needed to live everyday life. Here are some pictures of one such shop found in the Nauvoo Village in northern Illinois. Continue reading Creativity In Tin.
For this artsy Saturday I want to put up a picture from my many visits to northern Wisconsin. I don’t really remember exactly where this one was taken as it was in 1998 and there was no GPS at that time. But to me it absolutely reeks of serenity. Continue reading Serene..
Sometimes creative things sneak up on you. That was the case when I came across this picture in an Des Moine museum a few ago. I don’t know who put this box of eggs together but they were genius. Continue reading Box Of Eggs..
Let’s face it, most people believe that old people just can’t be creative. Of course, the definition of old varies widely among those with that belief. Some think if you are past 30 you are drained of creativity. You can call this bias if you want since it is pretty much ingrained into our society. I think the average age of the employees of Silicon Valley tech companies is about 30. But in reality, some people get more creative as they grow older. A 2016 Information Technology and Innovation Foundation study found that inventors peak in their late 40s … Continue reading Creativity and Age..