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.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Opus 2013-249: Scientific Method: Oatmeal

I am coming to the end of my time back east.  One of the challenges is to run out of certain food items as I leave.  If I leave part of a container it will be there when I get back.  Pasta does not get better with age when we are talking months.

I fix breakfast when I am here.  This year it has been mainly oatmeal or grits.  The new twist this year was some 10-15 minute oat meal from Trader Joe’s.  But as we wound down I found that on my 5 minute oatmeal I had too much for one and not enough for two.  My son suggested that we have a taste test.  It is one thing to declare something better but we decided to get scientific about it.  And to finish off one package.

We compared instant oatmeal, old fashioned oat meal and the thicker rolled oats.  The biggest challenge was to get them all to come out at the same time.  The next biggest challenge was to take the instant seriously.

It came out pretty much as you would expect.  Comments about the instant were “pasty” and “tofu.”  The old fashioned was acceptable but the long cooking, rolled oats were by far the best. 

So, if you had any questions, they are now answered.  Take the extra time.  We may have to endure politicians that we can’t stand but that is not necessary in the world of oatmeal.

homo unius libri


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    1. Just trying to find something for everyone. Notice I labelled it "nonsense."

      Grace and peace.


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