The possibility that time may not exist is known among physicists as the problem of time. It may be the biggest, but it is far from the only temporal conundrum. Vying for second place is this strange fact: The laws of physics don’t explain why time always points to the future. All the laws—whether Newton’s, Einstein’s, or the quirky quantum rules—would work equally well if time ran backward. As far as we can tell, though, time is a one-way process; it never reverses, even though no laws restrict it.
July 31st, 2007
The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned.
I always built, alas, on weak and shifting sand.
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of the day,
and only now I see how the years ran away.
Yesterday the moon was blue
and every crazy day brought something new to do.
I used my magic age as if it were a wand
and never saw the waste and emptiness beyond.
There are so many songs in me that won’t be sung.
I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue.
The time has come for me to pay
for yesterday when I was young.
July 13th, 2007
If you have one, you are hip and cool. You are important and beautiful. If you don’t, you are a loser. Basically it is like middle school but with more money.
July 1st, 2007