“The world will never starve for want of wonders…

…but only for want of wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton Wonder is the fountainhead of religion, science, art, and philosophy. [Read more...]


“What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.” ― Alice Walker The facile subtext of this is “Except for me, of course. I’m an integrated adult personality, not a superstitious rube.” The truth is not that simple. Typically, what the mind doesn’t understand it either ignores or wonders about. If the latter, then exploration, [Read More...]

Electricity! The Wonder of the Age!

Mike Flynn finds this charming bit of Paleofuture Gee Whizzery from 1919. We chuckle, but the thing is electricity and the things we can make it do for us really is wonderful and amazing. Things like this make me look around the room and realize how new, clever, fragile and *wonderful* all these devices are. [Read More...]

How the….?!

I love magic shows! My older brother did magic tricks when I was a kid. My first introduction to wonder. [Read more...]