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.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Opus 2014-254: The Staples of Life

I am having a real problem with petty theft at school.  You have heard it said that some people will steal anything that is not nailed down.  My students are stealing the nails.

In education the nails are called staples.  Every day I am forced to walk around the room to replace the staples that have disappeared.  It is not a case of disintegration, it is theft.

Why do they steal the staples?  Because they can and, believe it or not, I see them putting the contraband in their mouths.  Maybe they have an iron deficiency.  Because they know it is a way of messing with the Man and even if they are caught there will be no significant consequence. 

Will this commit them to a life of crime?  No, it will be other things, but it is an indication of how self centered they are.

Is this a big issue?  Bigger than you might imagine.  Last time I asked the front office for a box of staples they gave me four of the little strings of staples that come in the box.  It seems that we were being rationed on staples.

So pay your taxes.  Your local school needs the money for staples.  Maybe if we can get enough staples we can get our librarians back.

homo unius libri


  1. Maybe you should ask your kids for any creative ways to use staples. You might learn something interesting.

    1. It might be interesting but I am not sure that I would ever be able to get the image out of my head.

      Grace and peace.

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