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.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Opus 2022-032: Ode to Old: Noun of Choice

My pronoun of choice is “dotage.”  Okay, it isn’t a pronoun.  But it sounds so much better than senile.  It sounds natural, unlike dementia.  “I am in my dotage” seems like a warm hearted statement of what comes to everyone.  It isn’t like “suffering from dementia” which brings to mind vacant stares and emotional outbursts.

I am not sure I am there yet.  I think my wife is trying to convince me I have lost it but it is an uphill battle because I think she is further down the road than I am.  In my dotage the grandchildren will be able to take me on walks without worrying about me getting violent.  If they tell me I always spring for ice cream, I will spring for ice cream.  It is risk free for them as long as they make sure that I don’t spill anything on my shirt that they will need to explain to their mother.

I am wondering if being in your dotage is like being a drunk.  I have not been around drunks much but I have seen some get belligerent and others sitting with a happy face.  I like to think I will be a happy dotager.

Coming to an elder near you.  Be nice to him, it may be me.

homo unius libri

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