PRESCIENT: having knowledge of something yet to come, foreknowledge


[I’m sorry about the delay today.  We had a snow storm and lost power until just a while ago.I should have seen it coming.]]   Prescient is a word I tend to treat as figurative rather than literal. I am suspicious of claims to have mysterious knowledge before something happens. There are obviously people who […]

DEFINITIVE: the standard, information upon which standards can be set

Those of you who know me well may remember that one of the most significant symbols in my thinking is that of the plumb line, which is pictured to the right.   It is used by carpenters and other builders to employ the force of gravity to establish a straight vertical line.  The plum bob is […]