Newtons Thoughts

Sometimes I really can't believe how fast time flies, especially when you get older. It seems that one week in your older age is equal to about one day or even a half a day when you were a child. These years just fly by so fast it seems that it was only yesterday.

Not only time but look at technology. We now have MP3s and CDs for listening to music. It seems that we have lost a lot but also gained. There's definitely a difference between old records and those CDs or MP3s of today. Whenever I hear a vinyl record being played, it seems a fair amount different. I remember those 78 rpm records which were so enjoyable to hear. How about those 33 RPM LPs.

Interestingly enough, but recently searched about possibly obtaining some of these old records and came about an interesting site that displays some available records for sale. Right here you can get 78 records for sale

The sounds that these records give cannot be matched in various respects to the technology we have today. I would never want to give up my MP3s and CDs but sometimes it's nice to be able to hear the sounds of yesterday on vinyl records. I'm really thinking about getting into collecting some of these in further amounts.


It's definitely interesting that so many people somewhat fear the Friday the 13th. maybe more people today don't look at it that way as they did before. I'm not really sure if they do or not but may be mostly as a reason to talk about something. In the past I think there was probably much more superstitious thinking going on. I can barely remember a time in the 70s when some hotels are motels did not have any room with the number 13 inside it. They might skip from 12 to 14. Or they might go from floor 12 to 14. I bet you probably found that in high-rise condo buildings also.

It's funny that, in reality those people that lived on the 14th floor actually lived on the 13th floor in those buildings that skipped the number 13. Since I don't go into high-rise buildings too often, not living in cities where there are tons of high-rise buildings, I really don't know what goes on now. In our city we do have some very high buildings that have more than 13 floors to I don't go into those either.

You can find on the website Wikipedia a page that talks about Friday the 13th. It has a lot of information including people that have actually been born on Friday the 13th and some that died also. Interesting to note, those Olsen twins who are billionaires were actually born on Friday the 13th. That kind of information I guess speaks volumes. Maybe Friday the 13th is actually a lucky day. I myself really don't believe in bad blocks so therefore I don't believe in Friday the 13th.

It seems to be just another day like others except for the fact that whenever something bad happens, people like to attribute those bad things to it being Friday and the 13th of the month. Otherwise, it would just be another day when some bad things happen to have occurred. That's basically what I think of it as. Just another day.

I wonder if anyone in the past has ever thought about trying to get rid of the number 13. I think it would be rather difficult to say the least. It almost seems like trying to go back to saying the earth is flat when it is actually not. He really do need the number 13 like you do others. Even if you called it something different, it still would be the number 13 just named something differently.

In any event, I really don't believe in bad luck. We definitely make our own luck, if you want to call it that. Good luck likely comes from good preparation and being in the right place at the right time. However, I do believe in a God that does want the best for us. However, what is the best for us will likely not be what we think is the best. In those instances, we have to trust that God knows much more than we do. Actually, he doesn't know much more than we do. We have to accept that what he's doing or allows to be done to us, will eventually be in our best interest.