Friday, December 01, 2006

Small News to You. Big News to Us.

Life's starting to get a little more settled here in South Carolina. We've added a refrigerator and internet access today. Still no furniture though. Nothing like ice cubes and ebay to make you feel all safe and secure here in the Western world.

I'm a little unnerved by the fact that today is December 1st. It has been a busy year to say the least. DC to Boston to South Dakota to South Carolina. All this year.

(Geek alert! Read no further if you flunked the test on General and Special Relativity.)
So Einstein figured that, relatively speaking, time moves slower as you approach the speed of light. What that means is that a person moving really fast would appear to the outside observer to age more slowly than himself. A quick jaunt to Alpha Centauri and back would result in an astronaut much younger than all his peers that twiddled their thumbs while he was gone. If this is true, then all my armchair quarterback buddies watching Monday Night Football should be like 50 years old by now. How come I'm the one sprouting grey hairs?

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