Ottawa Canada July 2011

Reflections of Canada – RJ Walters (all rights reserved)

The Greatest of God’s Commands

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered… Read More

Hello Plavix Generic…..

  Source: The 10 Biggest-Selling Drugs That Are About to Lose Their Patent – DailyFinance. I am one of millions of us seniors who is on some very expensive prescription drugs. I currently spend over $1,000/year on Plavix alone…. Read More

Happy 65th Birthday to Me!!!!

What is the Saddest Thing in the World – Again….

I see from my statistics that the following post is one of my most popular. So I thought I would bring it back for another round. Nothing has changed since I wrote it in January. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> That is… Read More

My Dog Does Nothing For Political Reasons…..

I love a dog, he does nothing for political reasons. – Will Rogers  — December 3, 1933 It never ceases to amaze me just how much of a sage Will Rogers was!  I know Will was always surrounded by… Read More

'Occupy' protesters find allies among the wealthy

Source:  ‘Occupy’ protesters find allies among the wealthy – US news – Life – There is some very interesting stuff going on with the Wall Street Rallies lately. The latest theme of these rallies are “We are… Read More

Inequity in the U.S.

Here is a quote from Jim Wallis over at Sojourners that will be the foundation for this post. Since the Occupy Wall Street movement began, the talk about inequality has been greater than I can remember it being… Read More

Don’t Just Read But Search & Ponder….

  Christ, in sending the [people] to the scriptures, sent them, not merely to read them, but carefully to search and ponder them. And did he not say, “Read the scriptures,” but “Search the scriptures.” … Their meaning… Read More

Just Go With The Flow….

The above title is something that many people espouse to live by.  But in my opinion you can’t just go with the flow in your retirement life. At least not the way I perceive it or at least… Read More

My Conservative Friend….

I just visited the blog of one of my Conservative friends. Like so many others he claims he is an independent but everything on his blog  has a VERY right leaning slant. My friend is currently ranting about… Read More

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… Read More

We don’t want an America ‘made in China’…

Source:  Column: We don’t want an America ‘made in China’ – Let’s subtitle this post to “When Buying American Meant Something”. There are some rather disturbing things about the source article above. It seems very strange that… Read More

Do What I Say….

Barns – Waterford Mill, Maryland

The Cost of Healthcare….

Now that I am finally a Medicare beneficiary I want to take a look back at the trip to get here. I will also be looking at how we do our healthcare relative to the rest of the… Read More

Capitalism For Us and Socialism For The Capitalists….

The title to this post came from one of the organizers of the Wall Street protests that are taking place across the country. More power to the people baby!!🙂  It basically infers that we ordinary people who take… Read More

The Answer to the Debt Problem…

There should be a tax on every man that wanted to get a government appointment or be elected to office. In two years that tax alone would pay our National debt. – Will Rogers  March 22, 1925 I… Read More

Way Too Narrow For Me Too…

Source:  Editorial Cartoons – Photos.

Sunset Over the St. Lawrence River – 2011

This was a picture taken recently during our Canadian vacation. We were staying in a small motel right on the river. It was a mystical place.    

Can this government be fixed?

Source:  Can this government be fixed? Three steps that might help – It seems everywhere we turn today there is dissatisfaction with our representative in federal government.  The words below were taken from the source article but… Read More

If You Are a Christian There Are Consequences To Inaction…..

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from… Read More

Poor Little Rich Kids…..

This excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article peaked my senses. It seems the rich, who we give massive tax breaks,  are aware that their kids will probably blow through their inherited wealth after they are gone.  What… Read More

Follow Your Inner Voice….

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” –Steve Jobs —

Here's to you Steve….

I guess everybody who has looked at any news source yesterday know that Steve Jobs, one of the founders of Apple Computer, passed away this week of pancreatic cancer.  He was only 56 years old.  Steve was definitely… Read More