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, May 5, 2017

Opus 2017-135: Generic Brands Come to Education

I feel like cussing and swearing, big time.  As I walked around checking work I kept catching kids working on a packet of papers that included English and math.  I finally got one in my hands to examine and asked them about it.  They are flunking my class as well as others.  Someone with power has told them that if they do this packet they will be able to participate in all the promotion activities.  ???????

Why am I trying to teach them when everything I do is undermined by the self-esteem police? Why do I keep pushing when the one’s in charge are into conflict avoidance?  Why do I keep caring? 

They are doing this packet.  They are working very hard.  It tells me that if there was a real reason for them to work, they would.  Since they are continually handed alternatives and easy outs, why should they?  I am not sure if that makes them smart or not but they certainly know how to get the most bang for their buck.  Why would you pay for the big name medication when you can get the generic for free?

As I approach retirement I get happier and happier.  The challenge to me is to keep giving it my best up to the last day.  I don’t measure myself by what everyone else is doing but by the expectations of God.

homo unius libri


  1. The brass wants everyone to pass, so they themselves don't get asked any awkward questions, and so they won't lose students and federal money.

    1. If I could pass out cigars across the internet, you would get one.

      Grace and peace.


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