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WHAT TIME IS IT?

Published January 10, 2023 by Nan Mykel

One of my computer screens comes with a color photo of the universe as best we can see on the newest telescope, but. I’ve decided that may not be healthy for us.

Common sense appears to suggest that if you wait long enough a monkey can produce a good novel; Just endless time may be needed. On the other hand, scientists insist there’s no such thing as time. Some of them even talk about multiple universes. While looking unsuccessfully for the recently published book about the Effects of physics on physicists ..(maybe it’s in the other bookcase) — I was impressed by the number of books on Google about that very topic. One outfit has something called “Why So Many Physicists Write Crime Novels.”  I didn’t know they did, but I didn’t have the anticipated charges for subscribing. The book I bought and can’t find was on the effects of physics on their discoverers. (One temporarily went crazy).

I don’t pretend (and am not sure I dare to) to understand time, but today, while surrounded by the latest photos of the universe with the newest telescope, I realized that really given enough time and “space,” anything is possible…and probable. Where does life come from? One of those endless blips? Forever and evermore limitless in a bowl without a bottom??

But does that mean given enough time then God could exist? Something’s awry but I can’t answer that question this afternoon.

How about a universe where “we” get to choose outcomes?!

How about one with no MAGAs?  Maybe it’s out there some where.

WHY? A self analysis

Published September 28, 2022 by Nan Mykel

 

 

I read all of The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Stories of Personal Triumph From the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge earlier, and I have a hypothesis about my own recent brain dysfunction:

My dysfunction is age related and involves current–and I mean current things.  It appears I’ve almost totally lost any understanding of how to work cell phones and adapt to apple and Word Press updates and can’t find things,  but appear to still have access to many of the things I learned in life, including my education and curiosity.  I do remember my mother finding it impossible to work her tv, but then she was on her way to Alzheimer’s.  At 87 I figure I’ve avoided Alzheimers, but surprise myself at my unequal limitations.

Yes, I guess I’ve always known that the brain tends to recede to earlier memories, but this seems extreme.  This is what I’m wondering:  (I do still claim ownership` of an  unconscious)…

MAYBE my unconscious (let’s call her Ethel) refuses to let go of my “what if”  tendencies out of loyalty to myself, and since they are more valued by “the real me,”  I’ve traded cognitive space with everyday low-level functioning.  Sounds like an excuse for brain slippage, doesn’t it?  But it’s a real question, a real puzzler and a possible answer.

I’m still not willing to relinquish the real me for how to work a cell phone.  Or maybe I’m just whistling in the wind….or the dark….

 

 

WAITING

Published February 13, 2022 by Nan Mykel

Pixabay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAITING

She prefers Tinker Toys to

Legos and logs, and devours

hours on her Jigsaw puzzles.

To what end?

 

She will not die with her boots

On, sad to say.  Tho she rejects

Meals on Wheels–she’s not that old!

Just marking time.

 

Time when sleepy, time when bored.

Time taking out hearing aids

To talk on the phone.  Oooh, she

Knows she  retired much too soon!

 

A coupla friends come and go

Tip toeing out to let her sleep

She needs batteries for the clock,

Now aint that a hoot.

 

She’s happy to be awaiting

Newly bought books, one being

Last words of the Executed, a second

What Is Time?  She’ll let us know.

 

For now she’s content to pout

That she’s lived so long poor thing,

Rising now to write a poem,

cheered while waiting for the

 

books to come.

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