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, July 23, 2020

Opus 2020-189: On the Street: A Yard Measure

I am getting back into walking.  Between hip pain and toddler care my mornings were lacking exercise.  The doctor said the hip was just arthritis and the grandchild has gone back to Japan.  So I am working up my walking again.  That gives me time to think and one of the things I noticed was something obvious:  Texas yards are not like California yards. 

For those of you who have not had the advantage of seeing a socialist paradise grow out of a golden state, let me tell you what California yards were like before the water shortage made brown the new green.  California yards were small, green and neat.  We used to have a guy who would hit us twice a month for about $50.  Here in Texas they want $140 for one pass.

That is one reason why a Texas lawn is different.  When my yard starts looking like a wheat field half way through the season, I start to think about mowing it.  We are in hill country and there are some people around us who never mow most of their “lawn”.  The guy across from us has a California lawn but he is rich.  Most of us have clumps of wild plants with a lot of rocks peeking through.  It looks natural.  I like it. 

Now that we are in the hot and dry season I don’t need to worry about it too much.  A lot of what was sticking up a few weeks ago is withering.  If we see something that looks green and growing we worry about a leak in the pipes. 

Just another reason to like Texas.

homo unius libri


  1. I think I'll stay in West Virginia. Here the lawn turns into jungle and no one ever sees you until winter.

    1. And from what I remember about driving through years ago, you can't get there from here anyway.

      Grace and peace


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