Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where is Wall Street?

Perhaps you might think that Wall Street is still confined to that area in Manhattan where a few people started traded a long time ago under a buttonwood tree:

but today the influence and trading practices permeate every segment of our socienty and every day life:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The title of this site

wonder |ˈwəndər|
a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable : he had stood in front of it, observing the intricacy of the ironwork with the wonder of a child.
• the quality of a person or thing that causes such a feeling : Athens was a place of wonder and beauty.
• a strange or remarkable person, thing, or event : the electric trolley car was looked upon as the wonder of the age.
• [as adj. ] having remarkable properties or abilities : a wonder drug.
• [in sing. ] a surprising event or situation : it is a wonder that losses are not much greater.
verb [ intrans. ]
1 desire or be curious to know something : how many times have I written that, I wonder? | [with clause ] I can't help wondering how Stasia and Katie are feeling.
• [with clause ] used to express a polite question or request : I wonder whether you have thought more about it?
• feel doubt : I wonder about such a marriage.
2 feel admiration and amazement; marvel : people stood by and wondered at such bravery | [as adj. ] ( wondering) a wondering look on her face.
• be surprised : if I feel compassion for her, it is not to be wondered at.

Well there are a number of definitions of wonder as you can see - and perhaps I will be able to cover all angles over time - so let's just leave things open for now and see how things develop -