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.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Opus 2017-006: Tax Dollars at Work: Winter Break

The I-want-everything-that-I-think-someone-else-is-paying-for masses of the People’s Repubilik of Kalifornia just passed two initiatives to give more money to education.  One was a $9 Billion borrowing spree that the big print said would cost $500 million a year for 35 years to pay off.  Since most of them don’t pay taxes and everyone knows education needs more money, it passed.

I just want to stop and thank all of you working regular jobs for paying your taxes so that I can be a teacher.  I realize how hard it is to pay the bills.  I want to remind you that while you are working, I am at home writing blog posts.  Remember when you had to work all day on December 22?  I got to go home early and got the 23rd off.  Now, on January 5,  I am still off and will not go back to work until next Monday.  I get as much time off for “Winter Break” as most of you get all year.  If you are self employed you don’t even get two weeks with pay.

Please, next time you hear someone talking about more money for education remember my Winter Break.  I will take all that you give me.  I am not crazy.  At the same time I always vote “no” on money for education because I am also not immoral.

Seriously.  Thank you.  Just as seriously, stop throwing good money after bad.

Happy New Year.

homo unius libri


  1. Ain't gonna happen; most folks are too brain-washed to believe you.

    1. I tell every clerk, waitress and custodian I see. They are working, I'm not. But I agree with you. Remember the old line, "Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?"

      Grace and peace.


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