Your Own Personal Time Machine

oracle

Keeping with the Time Travel theme, here's a really cool philosophical exercise that I have often posed to colleagues and friends over the years. It tells you a lot about yourself; especially, like any good broth, after you have let it simmer for a while:

Time (and obviously money) being no object, list the 10 people that you would most like to be able to spend a day Enjoy The Full Story...
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Sometimes, Foresight Is 20/20

crystal-ball

In keeping with the Time Machine thread from the previous post, the philosophical question for you today is:

If you could travel back in time 10 years and sit down with yourself for 5 minutes, what would you say?

I know what I'd say. I would remind myself of a conversation I had 14 years prior with a friend in his Los Angeles living room one afternoon during one of my Shuttle Mission assignments for NASA Headquarters,

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The Technology of Fire

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Observations on all that humans have been able to accomplish with one of the most basic technologies. Even a Cave Man can... well, you get the idea.

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Bank Bailout, Auto Bailout..What about an Artist Bailout?

I fully understand the reasoning behind the financial bailout and the auto bailout. I don't completely agree with them.

I think that the auto industry has had decades of being really poorly run and making on-the-crappy-side cars, with an emphasis on the huge SUVs that are suddenly unwanted. Other car companies have factories here in the states and they aren't asking for bailouts. Toyota and Nissan seem to be

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You know what I hate….

I hate being a Ma'am. I went shopping today - just groceries and kitty food, but I got "Ma'am"ed about 14 times. 6 times just by one guy giving me a refund for an overcharge. I felt like correcting him -- "Miss, thank you" but I didn't. I should have.

Once or twice is easy enough to overlook, but geez... when every third word is "Ma'am", it gets

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