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, March 19, 2020

Opus 2020-059: On the Street: Looking for Fallen Sky

I finally got out of the house yesterday.  It was not in planned isolation, just life as normal.  My wife and daughter have been our almost every day but I can’t get a haircut watching the grandchildren.

I also wanted to be able to experience the panic before it went away.  I didn’t figure I had much time.  I think I already missed it.  After my haircut I walked through one of the smaller markets in town and was impressed by the empty shelves.  In the paper goods section they had not even bothered to put stuff on the shelves.  They just opened boxes and left them on the floor.  If I had been in need I could have still found plenty to eat both fresh and canned.

At Cosco they were ready for the crowds.  They had barriers up and an employee wiping down the carts with sanitizer.  The idea was that people would line up and be admitted in an orderly manner.  They even had a lady announcing what they were out of.  I was only delayed because people didn’t realize there was a line and the guy at the door told them to start over there.  Inside was nice.  They had no toilet paper but mounds of bottled water.  I guess people finally realized that the water supply would keep running.  They had an adequate supply of diapers but we were limited to two boxes and since I have a newborn and a toddler I got the limit.  There was no canned chicken but plenty of the expensive canned tuna.  Checking out went faster than usual.

From there I went to the gas pump and had almost no waiting.

Then I stopped at the grocery store.  Out of curiosity I checked the soup aisle and found it cleaned out.  The meat department had limitations but I was quite satisfied with only being able to buy one beef product.  Again the check out went very fast.

All in all I think I waited too late to be a part of the panic.  Maybe next media caused frenzy I can do better.

Wash your hands and watch out for unicorns.

homo unius libri


  1. Sanity will return slowly, if it was ever here in the first place.

    1. I know how to look at panic but I don't know how to look for sanity.

      Grace and peace


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