Thoughts on Time Travel

If I could create a time travel device, I don’t think I would travel into the future.  I have no idea what I might find.  What if I end up in an apocalyptic wasteland ravaged by nuclear war?

Instead, I would travel back in time.  There are many historical events I would like to witness and experience.  I would like to see the founding fathers sign the Declaration of Independence.  I would like to experience Woodstock.  I would like to listen to Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address.  I would like to hear Martin Luther King deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech.  I would like to watch the Wright brothers take their first flight.

How about you?  Would you rather travel to the future or the past?

Time Traveling Birthday

I devised a plan to travel back in time and make myself one year younger.

Last night, I was walking around downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The clock rolled over to midnight (EST) and it was 10 September, which is my birthday.  I had just turned 44 years old.

At that point, my friends and I hopped into my Jeep and drove west for about 30 minutes.  The clock jumped back one hour, because we changed time zones to CST.

It was 11:30 p.m. and the date was 9 September.  It was the day before my birthday and once again I was 43 years old.  I had successfully traveled back in time and made myself a year younger.  Unfortunately, it only lasted for 30 minutes.

Oh well, that’s how it goes.  The time travel trip was a ton of fun and something I will remember for the rest of my life.