December 8th Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day

Today you can pretend to be a time traveler. Well you have to pretend because time travel isn’t possible… at least yet. The idea of time travel isn’t anything new. It first appears in Hindu mythology followed up by a mention in the Talmud in Japan. Even Charles Dickens used the idea of time travel in “A Christmas Carol”. The spirits of Christmas past, present and future involved the idea of traveling back, and forward, in time to see where Scrooge had been and where he would wind up if he did not change his ways. It did not win a day of its own until 2007 via the Koala Wallop Online Community.

Perhaps you could travel back in time and become a Knight, fighting dragons and rescuing fair maidens all over the land. Or maybe you could be one of the fair maidens!

Or maybe you could be at the birth of our nation, rowing George Washington to his victory at Trenton. Of course, you’d have to be careful not to change anything around you because it could change history itself! Maybe you could be one of Washington’s female spies, but you’d have to be careful not to divulge anything that might actually alter time with information you found out.

And then there is the Civil War era where you could be a General in charge of an army. You could fight only those battles that you knew your side won because you read the history of the conflict. Of course, that might change the past as well.

And if you are going to travel in time you can go forward as well and back. With the way we are treating the earth we may need to find another planet to live on. If you travel forward in time you could find a planet that could house us all and the savior of mankind. But you’ll have to wait until we figure out how to travel in time. To bad you can’t go forward in time to see if we ever figure it out!

How to celebrate – Imagine living in your favorite era. Imagine the good, and the bad, because not everything will be perfect. Read a book about traveling in time. The odd thing about that is that a lot of the books written in the past about time travel have actually seen a lot of what they envisioned come true. Watch one of the many movies or television shows about time travel.

January 2nd 2017 National Science Fiction Day

Science Fiction is really in the eye of the beholder. Today we see it as something to do with the future, just as they did a hundred years ago, but the future has changed a lot.

fun-facts-friday-jules-verne

Many saw the work of Jules Verne as science fiction and indeed, in its day, it was. Many of the unbelievable things Verne wrote about have actually come into existence today. Whether they were inspired by Jules Verne or not we will never truly know but what was not possible a hundred years ago is today common place.

maxresdefault

Science fiction day commemorates the birth of of Isaac Asimou, born on January 2nd, 1920. He is considered one of the top three science fiction writers in history. The other two are Robert A. Heinlin and Arthur C. Clarke. Asimou was actually born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, which with a name like that I guess you are bound to a life of science fiction. Among his credits the works of The Foundation Series, Galactic Empire Series and the Robot Series. Asimou died on April 6th, 1992.

images

Considered among the top science fiction series are; Star Trek-The Next Generation, The X-Files, Doctor Who and the Twilight Zone. I am not sure who made up this list, maybe we will find out in the future.

images-1

The new Steam Punk world seems to mix the old world with the new world, often confusing but then I guess its all about what you choose to believe and what you don’t. Just remember, no matter how much you want to believe in the future you cannot have it with out the past where someone once believe that the future is exactly what we are living now.

How to celebrate – Watch a series of sci-fi movies or television shows. Read some sci-fi books. Make up your own idea of what you think the future will look like and put it in a time capsule for someone in the future to uncover and see what you dreamed might someday be possible.

December 8th Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day

Today you can pretend to be a time traveler. Well you have to pretend because time travel isn’t possible… at least yet. The idea of time travel isn’t anything new. It first appears in Hindu mythology followed up by a mention in the Talmud in Japan. Even Charles Dickens used the idea of time travel in “A Christmas Carol”. The spirits of Christmas past, present and future involved the idea of traveling back, and forward, in time to see where Scrooge had been and where he would wind up if he did not change his ways. It did not win a day of its own until 2007 via the Koala Wallop Online Community.

knight_of_azura-2

Perhaps you could travel back in time and become a Knight, fighting dragons and rescuing fair maidens all over the land. Or maybe you could be one of the fair maidens!

american-revolution-hero-ab

Or maybe you could be at the birth of our nation, rowing George Washington to his victory at Trenton. Of course, you’d have to be careful not to change anything around you because it could change history itself! Maybe you could be one of Washington’s female spies, but you’d have to be careful not to divulge anything that might actually alter time with information you found out.

revolutionary-war

And then there is the Civil War era where you could be a General in charge of an army. You could fight only those battles that you knew your side won because you read the history of the conflict. Of course, that might change the past as well.

maxresdefault

And if you are going to travel in time you can go forward as well and back. With the way we are treating the earth we may need to find another planet to live on. If you travel forward in time you could find a planet that could house us all and the savior of mankind. But you’ll have to wait until we figure out how to travel in time. To bad you can’t go forward in time to see if we ever figure it out!

How to celebrate – Imagine living in your favorite era. Imagine the good, and the bad, because not everything will be perfect. Read a book about traveling in time. The odd thing about that is that a lot of the books written in the past about time travel have actually seen a lot of what they envisioned come true. Watch one of the many movies or television shows about time travel.

July 16th Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day.

We all have regrets, things we wish we had done, things we wish we hadn’t done. We all have those moments we wish we could recapture, live again, or have by-passed if we could have. You know what, none of that matters. We can’t go back in time and change anything we can only move forward.

prediction-crystal-ball_blogsize

If we had a crystal ball, maybe we would have avoided some of the mistakes we made but we would have probably just made others to replace them with. Maybe they would have been even worse decisions than we regret having made.

four-leaf-clover-100317-02

Maybe if we had found that four leaf clover we could have altered the way things went by changing our luck. After all, don’t we claim that most of those things that happened to us was either our bad luck, or our good luck?

WishingWell

And maybe if we had just dumped a few more coins into that wishing well it would have changed our future, which in turn would have changed our past. I’ll bet there are a lot of coins at the bottom of that wishing well that are no different than when we dropped them in there. One thing is for sure, if we could go back there now and reclaim those coins we’d be richer!

The fact is, we are who we are, because of our past. We have learned good lessons, and probably some bad ones too. We have suffered through sorrow, and rejoiced with happiness. I love history, I learn from history, but I cannot live history because it’s gone. Yesterday is gone and there is nothing I can go back and change.

Marth J. Ross-Rodgers came up with this day. Here is a quote attributed to her – “From this day forward, I choose not to live in the past. The past is history, that I cannot change. I can do something about the present, I choose to live in the present.”

How to celebrate –  It is suggested that you repeat her quote to yourself every morning when you get up. Get rid of things you have that are nothing but reminders of regrets in the past. Look forward to what you can do tomorrow, not what you should have done yesterday.