We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Time is a way of measuring change. Change is real. Time is a comparison of the change in something to the change in some regularly changing objects -- sun, moon, stars. Time is the memory of change-- so many moons ago. so may sunrises. Based upon our memory, our imagination can project the change into the future. Our language of Math can describe change precisely and calculate it forwards and backwards but the essence does not change.