"You know", I reply as I put my hands behind my head, "I just assume yes and behave accordingly, regardless." "I think it´s important to know", she replies as she takes a sip of her soda. "I agree with you", I reply as I turn my head to look at the constellation Sagittarius, "but I think there´s other questions that are important right now." She takes another sip of her soda; it´s cold and very refreshing. We´re...

We´re hanging out at the river; the Rappahanock flows through Fredericksburg. It´s an average night on an average day in a rather average town. We´re average teenagers. He´s taking a class in college on communication; he shows me his book. There´s bubbled text on page 76 a third of the way down the page. The Magic Bullet Theory of Communication A specific action results in several outcomes. I look at it; it makes...

It´s the fourth movie in the series--7 Steps Out Of Wage Slavery. I remember when we were making it; the laughs, the good times, the moments. It seems like I would stop watching--as I can quote the whole thing--but, something brings me back as I recall the scenes. Oh man, did I really? I laugh at the scene where I fall down the stairs as I sneak to the kitchen to grab a 2am...

"No", I reply, "this is good." "Well", the Whctemh replies, "it´s up to you if you want to go back. If you can´t make it, we´ll find a replacement for your class. Whatever you decide--good luck!" This is my first day teaching dynamics; technically, I´ve gotten out of wage slavery; my day teaching the class is over; I don´t live at school; after class, my shift ends and I can do what...

"I´m busy", he replied, "tell me tomorrow." I chuckle as he tells me this story; yup, that´s how he is. We exist in a point in a moment on a sphere in an abyss; what´s beyond the horizon of what we can see? Is something waiting for us? A toddler taking first steps towards it´s parents, perhaps? The sun holds us hostage in an elliptical orbit--are we stuck going down a drain? Can we pull...

I stop and take off my glasses. "Time-travel", I say again, "is made up of two components: time and distance. For example, if you walk one kilometer in one hour, you have time traveled one kilometer in one hour. Does this make sense?" I pause and look at the packed auditorium to see if anyone raises their hand. "For example, speed is kmh or mph, this is time-travel. We ultimately started to discover near...

Interesting. I flip through the pages. Not for me. I put the book back on the shelf. I see a book about math; college level. I flip through the pages. One day, I tell myself as I look at the equations to try to understand them. Life on a farm is hard, at times; it´s easy, other times; afternoons exploring the property; there´s a little creek running through the land. It´s a nice childhood for a...

I´m a lifeguard; my boss is there, that particular day; I want to make a good impression. She´s on the diving board; something doesn´t look right with how she is inching to the end.  I´m in charge of the deep end, including the diving area, and part of the lanes for laps; really--we´re all watching out for each other, but this is my particular responsibility. I have my sunglasses on; I pause--I...

"There´s three equations", the teacher starts. I pull out my notebook; start writing down the equations. "It´s about knowing how to use them", he continues. It´s 2003 in Blacksburg. I´m in jet propulsion design class at Virginia Tech. The semester goes on and we keep getting harder questions; maybe, not harder, but new situations. He shows us how these equations can be used to solve different problems. I had been put on academic probation...

Everything can change, today, by starting on THAT.

You're going to get 24 hours today

How will you use it? Do something that matters today, yo!