Even before my recent brain injury and resulting surgery, I was contemplating some serious changes here at RJsCorner. Quite simply I was getting bogged down in the “inside the beltway” insanity that ruled my world. I now realize that was an obsessive reaction to recent national events that were beginning to overwhelm me.
A foundational part of my being is that I am an Aspie. I demand logic and reason in my life and I saw myself losing both. Something had to change and I have been working on that for the last couple of weeks. Yes, even while my brain was bleeding inside my head. I have had a lot of time to think about all this during my recuperation period and will have lots more time for at least another month.
The restructure I have come up with so far seems to be a logical way out of this dilemma. The categories and subcategories of posts that have evolved over the nine-year life of this blog were getting way too complicated. So, I decided to take on the mantra of “Simplify”.
My study is quite literally overloaded with the idea of Simplicity. I have eight different plaques with the word “simplify” on them strewn across its shelves and walls. Looking back I now realize I have not really taken them seriously. Maybe, as Jane who is one of my frequent commenters here joked, Dr. P. “fixed some of the loose screws in my head” when he was taking care of the brain bleeds. 🙂 Whatever the reason I realize that simplifying things now is a serious necessity.
Here is the new structure for all my future posts:
- My View Of The World
- My Life and Time
- Inside the Beltway Loony Bin
- Having My Say
- God & Religion
- In The News
- Our Culture & Times
- In Search Of America
- Travels Across America
- American Heroes
- History Lessons
- Crayon Marks (scribbled across my mind)
- 5 Star Pics & Memories
- Beautiful Things
- Creative Things
- Outside The Box
I know many, if not all of you are really not that interested in these things but they are vital to me so you will have to bear with me at least for a few explanation posts in the coming week. Without a roadmap, I am simply unable to function; this is my roadmap.
I will try to equally distribute my posts between the three categories so as not to become obsessed with any of them. But, being totally focused on something is another part of being as Aspie so I will have to remember that. I will also be purging some of the old posts that lost links when these changes were made. Again you are probably not that interested in this but it is important to me. One thing I will absolutely try NOT to lose is my sense of humor about how I look at this crazy world.
So, here is in with the new and out with the old. I hope you all stick around to see the improvements. I promise you one thing, it will never get boring here on RJsCorner, but it will hopefully be a little less heavy. 🙂