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.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Opus 2015-237: DECON: 23 Years and Counting

DEFCON 23 is underway.  It is in the process of overwhelming two casinos in Las Vegas, Bally’s and Paris. 

All is not roses.  I went down to get a large coffee.  The girl said, “$6.22, please.”  To my credit I kept a straight face, paid up and began to savor the gold standard in coffee.

No longer is Las Vegas the place of my youth.  No longer do you find cheap rooms, cheap meals and a wild time.  Now you pay through the nose for the honor of being surrounded by people throwing away their money.  If it wasn’t a chance for bonding with my son as he attends the Con, I would run from this place, fast.

I am constantly reminded that this city was not built by winners or people being paid big salaries.  I think Las Vegas is Greek for Sodom.

Let the Con begin.

homo unius libri


  1. You had wild nights in Vegas? That's bizarre for someone like you.

    1. Keep in mind that "wild" is a relative term. It beats registering students for school. Come to think of it, in both cases you are surrounded by wild eyed people who are not sure why they are there.

      Grace and peace

    2. Hah! good thing I wasn't taking a sip of anything when I read that; it would have been a mess when I lost it laughing!

    3. Maybe I could get the hackers at DEFCON to develop an ap that provides napkins.

      Grace and peace.


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