Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Opus 2013-195: On the Street: Traffic Relief or Travel Relief?

Advertising works, even if it is nonsense. 

I was driving down the freeway and saw a billboard.  It said, “Traffic relief in the works.”  It showed signs of busses and trains.  It was a sign advertising the metro.  It’s concept was that somehow more buses will produce traffic relief.  Maybe so but it won’t produce travel relief.

This kind of thing will only work on people who have never been forced into mass transit.  I realize that when you only know busses and trains your lack of experience means ignorance but if you have tasted both mass and private transportation you know one is vastly superior.

I have taken mass transit.  Somehow I don’t see standing in the sun and rain waiting for it to be convenient for a bus driver to arrive is a good definition of traffic relief.  Or back East, standing in the freezing rain and snow waiting for the train as the wind destroyed the tissue of my ears, take your pick.  Even in rush hour public transportation adds significantly to the amount of time it takes to get from point A to point B, or within a half mile if the routes are not where you want to go. 

I also have a hard time enjoying pressing myself in with a bunch of smelly bodies and being thrown around by stopping and starting.  Just as a note of safety, if you keep your doors locked, muggings don’t generally happen in your own car and I have never had my pocket picked on the freeway. 

Traffic relief?  Total unemployment would certainly reduce the traffic.  Also, maybe moving out of California would be something that would reduce the density of traffic.

The government is working on the first solution and I am working on the second. 

homo unius libri


  1. Keep working on it. You'll get there if you want it badly enough.

    1. If my children would only cooperate. If one of them would just get married and produce a grandchild I am sure my wife would find a way to move next week. Until then, health insurance is the key factor. Of course with Obamacare coming down the pike, health care may be just a memory soon.

      Grace and peace.


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