Time Regulation

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rmbowen
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Time Regulation

Post by rmbowen » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:09 am

One of my watch stations was the EPCP. I had to twist the knobs that controlled the regulators that controlled the speed (frequency) and voltage of the ship's SSTGs that normally supplied electricity for the entire ship. 95% of the time it was pretty boring, so I thought a lot about what I would do during off crew.

At some point the desire hit me to have the ability to control time. I wanted a knob to turn to speed up time when on the ship; then slow it WAY down during off crew.

Yes, I know it would be a dirty trick for the other crew. Anyway it gave me the idea for this poem I sent to my girlfriend:

Time Regulation

Let the days pass
Until we’re together.
I won’t slow their stride;
For their hours lack season
And soon grow dull
If you’re not by my side.

But when I’m with you,
I beg them stay;
To slow their pace a while.
For every second that passes us by
Is made sweeter by your smile.

(copyright TX0007785380 - RMB)
R.M. Bowen EM2(SS/DV)
1967-1970 blue crew April 1970-1971 gold crew

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KellyJoeRay
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Re: Time Regulation

Post by KellyJoeRay » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:29 pm

That's a beautiful poem...AND a great idea... I got to get me one of them Time Regulators...
K.J. Ray MM1/SS Ret.
Blue Crew 1974-1979

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Re: Time Regulation

Post by Board Admin » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:12 pm

I kind of think "the other crew" had one of those regulators but wouldn't share it. It seemed like it sometimes, anyway.

rmbowen
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Re: Time Regulation

Post by rmbowen » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:42 pm

yeah, KJ Ray and Keith, If I had a time regulator, I wouldn't look so old now!
Thanks for the comments.
R.M. Bowen EM2(SS/DV)
1967-1970 blue crew April 1970-1971 gold crew

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