ASTONISHED: filled with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder

astonished

At Grace Church this morning I was struck by the use of the word “astonished” as it appeared in the lesson from the Gospels assigned for today.   In the story that is told, Jesus is responsible for healing a man who has been blind since birth.  Those who see the newly-sighted man are astonished.   Those […]

CYBERNETICS: the study of human control functions and of mechanical and electronic systems designed to replace them

Just before I began writing this morning I was checking my e-mail account and I found myself staring at four words on my screen: inbox, junk, drafts, and sent. As I thought about it, those words would have held a completely different meaning for me just a few years ago.  My personal lexicon has incorporated […]