History repeats itself, but I might have found a way out – creating your own future! But is it possible?
Let’s throw a tortoise into a black hole and see if it can find the centre…
Time is slowed by gravity, so it passes quicker the higher up you are. But time dilation doesn’t explain how time is perceived and managed differently in the Dutch culture!
Do our memories and thoughts have an accurate representation of a particular time, or can time epochs be polluted by events and people?
Seemingly my youngest daughter disagrees with Einstein, but it’s me she comes to wearing her boxing gloves.
Today’s date is an Ambigram. It reads the same left and right (like a palindrome) but also the same upside down!
Mister E by Cortney Matz is a powerful song that bucks the trend of those mundane time travel tropes.
Parallel ageing means that we don’t grow up as quickly as those who age in series. The 90:10 philosophy condones this approach!
Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhikers’Guide to the Galaxy” declares that there’s a lot to be said about a hitch hiker who still has his towel with him. I suggest that the time traveler’s equivalent is their pair of shoes.
Are there time travel fans using Utrecht train station in the Netherlands?
A tortoise, a camel and a giraffe. It’s not the start of a joke – could it be the start of time travel?
Golden nuggets of advice which essentially amount to “seize the day!” But is there any truth in them? The presence of consequences might suggest otherwise.
How difficult is it to take a shot of a girl wearing a backpack with text suggesting a muddled reading time line?
Some say we shouldn’t hit the snooze button. I disagree! But whether it’s an infinite snooze, or a snooze for just 5 minutes, time compression is needed to make it worthwhile!
A virus, a maths test, cutlery, a clock with a flat battery. And of course, golden syrup! Just a normal morning in the time2timel travel house!
How a broken mug handle can trigger a look back at 2014 and weather predictions.
A common understanding of past, present and future makes for a happy home!
Sweet smelling roses and a little taste of yesterday today. Will time travel get us into a sticky mess?
How a planned one-way trip to the moon is symbolic of my birth before my time. I should have been born in the future!
Children want the future today! Maybe one day in the future, they will, and I’m sure it won’t be long until they’re teaching us how to operate the controls of the family time machine!
How watching a football match a day late got me thinking about biotechnology as a means of time travel.
What would happen if time stops? Are we bound tightly to it, or would we continue to slide along the time line with our time inertia? There seems to be some evidence that this may be the case…
Will the expansion of the universe affect my time at home?
Cars, video tapes and time travel technology. What do they have in common?
I’m living the lucky narrow escape from an alternative outcome my life could have taken. This alternate reality family doesn’t exist – and won’t exist – because I already exist in it!
I wake up in the dark early hours of the morning, and go to bed when it’s still daylight outside. How does daylight saving time give me more daylight?
Ultimate daylight saving time: bears have the right idea about maximising their sunlight time by hibernating through the dark winter months and staying awake for the sunshine! The rest of us are being duped…
Which is easiest – dropping Matt Miller in Colonial America or dropping a package containing the novels through my letter box?
The “River of Time” is a commonly used model of the passage of time where time flows in one direction. But in which direction?
My alarm clock has marked the passage of time for me but its time is finally up. Alarm bells have been ringing and alerting me of its imminent demise with limp hands, no glow and yes – a dead alarm feature. Farewell, my ex-trusty alarm clock. May you snooze in peace…
Does the psychology of showing us a watch with a smiley face on it really help the sale?
Tomorrow my little 5 year old girl won’t exist any more yet I’m certain she’s looking forward to the event which takes her away from me…
The differentiation between “later”, “now ” and “never” is not as clear as we might think, but a trip into London with my daughters helped me to unravel it!
When we fall back an hour in winter time we’re supposed to gain an hour. In my recent experience I’m not sure if I gained an hour – or lost many!
Watching Arrival reminded me of The Story of Your Life (Ted Chiang) which I read whilst Arrival was being made. Then I read it again. There’s something a little circular going on…
“A Single Life” is a short animation where time is bi-directional on a single time-line. “You might think your life is never ending” – but only for as long as the duration of your life.