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, March 5, 2017

Opus 2017-072: On the Street: Cool Meets Physics

I didn’t laugh at first.  He was cool.  His hat was on backwards and he was cruisin’ on his skateboard.  He was speeding across the street, in the crosswalk, and to be fair, he would have made it before the light went red. 

The problem with cool is that cool does not trump the laws of physics.  When his front wheels met a crack that his momentum could not bridge, gravity did what gravity does, the wheels when down, the skateboard stopped, the cool dude did not.

At first I cringed, watching him plunge to his face.  I had been knocked down a few days earlier and I had visions of doom and destruction for him.  My fears were assuaged as he quickly jumped up trying to look like he had planned it that way.  Cool never admits non-cool.  He probably will have some scrapes and bruises but the biggest victim was his dignity.

That was when I had to struggle with laughter.  Another skateboarder bites the dust.  It gave me a brief chance to feel superior.

homo unius libri


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