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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Opus 2015-150: Ode to Old: You Know You Are Getting Old When... (Retiring)

What are safe topics to talk about?  The reason we talk about the weather so much is that religion and politics are too dangerous.  I would also recommend that you don’t ask women when the baby is due.  They may just be showing their donuts.

We are also free to ask how people are doing.  Usually this is just cultural jargon that generates a “Fine” in response.  Sometimes it generates organ recitals but you learn after a while not to ask certain people how they are doing.

You know you are getting old when they don’t ask how you are doing but ask when you are going to retire.  I get this question all the time from adults and children.  I also seem to get a lot of junk in my school mailbox about retirement seminars and such. 

So, for the record, I was originally planning on retiring two years ago.  Now I am hoping to make the jump in two years.  As they say in the ads for gold and silver, “...subject to change without notice.”

homo unius libri


  1. I was originally hoping to retire at 62; now, it may be 102.

    1. That may leave me working to pay your social security.

      Grace and peace.


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