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 4, 2018

Opus 2018-003: Ode to Old: Hide and Seek

I was discussing water problems of roofs with our contractor.  He talked about how water would get pulled back under the shingles and over a period of time cause rot and damage.  Quick now, what is the word for that?  Neither of us could think of it either.  I could say it is old age but he is in his thirty’s.  Later the word popped into my brain and I sent it to him in an e-mail just to show I was as clever as I thought.

Give up?  Capillary, as in capillary action.

Words play hide and seek more often every day.  Names do the same.  So far I have not had to concede defeat.  I have found them all.  Some day I will come to a point that I never remember them or if I do I won’t remember why I wanted the word.  I may even get to the point where I won’t even know that I knew a word.

But those are concerns for tomorrow.  If you didn’t pay attention in high school science, go and Google it.  Capillary action.  If you are old enough you will be able to look it up in a dictionary.

homo unius libri


  1. Unless you have a rather flat roof, I don't understand why that would happen. Also, it shouldn't happen it they put tar paper (roofer's felt?) down first.

    1. On that you are above my pay grade. The scientific principle is that liquids will be pulled against gravity if the surfaces they are between are close enough. I have seen it illustrated with two panes of glass places very close to each other in water and watched the water rise between the surfaces.

      Grace and peace.


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