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, June 24, 2016

Opus 2016-167: Coffee Adventure

One of the hard things for me to accept is that advice is just that, advice.  It is not the final word.  It is someone else offering the benefits of their experience to help you reap the rewards of yours.  It is not the final word.  It is not a guarantee.  It is for consideration.

The results may vary not only because the results may vary but because we vary.  What might be excruciating pain to one person might be a mild irritation to another.  What might make you want to vomit could be an elixir of flavor to your friend.  Consider the vision of liver and onions.

So we need to experiment in life.

This came to me when I was buying some coffee on vacation.  I am staying with my son and this trip I put away the drip system and decided to go with just the French press and a hand grinder.  I don’t need to get to work so I have time to enjoy the process.  I was making conversation with the clerk and asked her how long she steeped the coffee.  To my surprise she said five minutes.  I had heard three.  I had read four.  I had never heard five.  Her suggestion was in line with what I was planning on doing:  Experiment.

So today I have made three brews.  Each had a different time.  Actually the five minute came out the best.  Now I am wondering if this coffee needed longer because it is a light roast.  I am coming to the opinion that every coffee has different needs.  Three minutes might work for one but another needs five.  When I am at home I have a standard established.  The road offers a chance of adventure, even if it is only in making coffee.

homo unius libri

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