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, April 6, 2015

Opus 2015-88: Rain in the Republik

Are you paying attention to the weather?

Are you paying attention to the weather man?

Since weather seems to be a safe topic, we talk about it a lot.  That makes us observant of the weather.  I have had different levels of weather awareness.

I remember when I was young and foolish.  I rode a motorcycle cross-country from Boston to somewhere in Illinois.  That was bad enough ,but at the time a big storm was rolling through and I rode the bike instead of taking the car.  I didn’t have a choice about going but I did have a choice of vehicles.  I spent almost as much time watching the sky as I did watching the road.  I was very much aware of the weather but had no input from the weatherman.  I thought I was having a good time.

If you were traveling east of the Rocky Mountains a few weeks ago you would have been very much aware of the weather.  I read of one airplane that sat waiting for nine hours because of ice.  If you were traveling at that time you would have been glued to the TV and giving the weatherman all your attention.  You would not bother looking outside because that was not what would effect you.

In Southern California I tend to ignore both the weather and the weatherman.  The weatherman is more like a game show host than a scientific report.  The dire predictions of flooding and high winds are usually confined to one square block far from me.  It makes for entertaining TV but applies about as much as an attack by the Klingons.  If it is raining when I go out the door I might grab a hat to keep my glasses dry. 

I think I prefer living where I can ignore the weather but I have to balance that with living in a state that has the moniker of The People’s Republik.  I like the weather but am looking forward to retiring so I can move where they have tornados and blizzards.

Save a spot for me.

homo unius libri

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