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, April 16, 2021

Opus 2021-135: Ode to Old: Running on Automatic

I am finding that I can’t run on automatic any more.

I guess another way of saying it is I can’t multitask.  I never was good at it.  Now it is a disaster.

I need to focus or tragedy awaits.  If I am going to put down my coffee cup I need to pay attention or I end up setting it on the edge of a book where it tips over.  The other day I was starting to take my pills for the day and found myself going on automatic. What that meant was I would forget to take one and possibly miss both.  I need to focus.  When driving I now need to either control the car or use my mouth.  

Of course I do go on automatic.  It usually involves sitting and staring out the window, thinking about all the great thoughts of the universe, or, as the comedian said, “Nothing.”  It is also something that I can only get away with when firmly rooted in a non-moving chair.  It does not go well when I am washing dishes or driving.

At least I can’t trip if I am not moving.

homo unius libri


  1. Yeah, it gets worse with time I've discovered.

    1. And I think you are behind me on the journey.

      Grace and peace


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