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, April 12, 2015

Opus 2015-94: The Popcorn Scare

I was traveling and trying to get my money’s worth.  The checked luggage was already at max but I had some popcorn I needed to get home.  In California it is hard to find anything but the standard yellow and white popcorn that comes in plastic bags or Orville’s original.  I was bringing home Black Jewell, Crimson Jewel, Baby Blue, and Autumn Blaze.  It was a good harvest this year.

I get it all in my carry on and am moving along well.  I am expecting trouble from our TSA warriors though.  As I watched my bag disappear though the mouth of the conveyor belt I paced it down until it got to the scanner.  The belt stopped.  Back-up was called.  At that point I had to move but when I got through the pat-down (I never go through the ray gun) I saw that my bag had been pulled over for further inspection.  It was no big deal.  I am glad to know that the TSA caught my popcorn.  Really.  On the scanner it could look like any number of explosive options.  The fact that they found it and checked it says they were awake.

Now as for my constitutional rights against unwarranted search and seizure, I’ll get back to you.

Meanwhile, rest easy.  The power of popping corn is not going to hurt you.

homo unius libri


  1. it's a good thing they didn't seize your popcorn!

    1. I was a bit worried about that. They could make it disappear like they do all the other things they find.

      Grace and peace.


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