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, September 25, 2014

Opus 2014-245: Ode to Old: Time Management

Where does the time go?

People think that when you get older you should have more time.  The kids are gone.  You are not working the second and third job like you did when you were at the bottom of the salary scale.  You have learned how to cut corners and take short cuts.

Where does the time go?

I am not yet retired but you would think that things should be getting easier.  The list of things I need to do keeps growing.  The ideas I have for posts keep piling up and I can’t even seem to put something out daily.  I have a gardener to mow the lawn.  I don’t wash or wax my car.  I wear permanent press clothes.  I use the microwave more than the stove.

Where does the time go?

Part of the problem is that the time vortexes change.  As you get older your health becomes an issue.  Doctors don’t run like a 7/11, they run like a government agency.  You are required to be on time but they can overbook all they want.  It takes time to keep track of your medications and do all the maintenance required for an aging machine.  The plumbing becomes unpredictable.  It takes longer to read the nutrition labels to find the fiber content. 

Then of course there is the joy of naps.  And think of all the conversations that need to be repeated because you can’t remember or couldn’t hear it in the first place.  How many times do you have to walk back across the house to remember what you were in the back room for?  You need to change clothes more often to get the latest food stain off your shirt.

Where does the time go?

homo unius libri


  1. I find that I accomplish things much more slowly as I age. I just don't have the speed or stamina I had 20 years ago.

    1. I think we are supposed to substitute wisdom for speed. I am not sure I have that either.

      Grace and peace.


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