INFINITY: the assumed limit of a sequence, series, etc., that increases without bound.


There are some things that just go beyond the mind’s capability of calculating.  At least most minds.   As in the case of  infinity, there are some theoretical mathematicians and scientists who seem to have conquered this extremely complex concept.   I am not one of them. The envisioning of a concept with no limitations is […]

MUNDANE: of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly

I have used the word mundane for years.  For years, I have used it without knowing what it meant.  I’m embarrassed by that. When I researched the word mundane I discovered it to be a much more significant term than I had expected.  I have always used it in a fairly generic mode, meaning something […]

ETHER: the heavens

There I was, listening to the Diane Rehm Show on N.P.R. , when I heard Diane say something about drawing something in from the ether. She didn’t pronounce it like the anesthesia one takes for surgery.  It was pronounced like “leather” without the “l.”   I immediately recognized it as having something to do with the […]