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Master Time: Dictates everything from when to get up to when we die

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There are two things that most Winter Olympics games have in common -- they involve sliding action of some sort and they pit the contestants not against each other, but against the clock, against time.


Time is our master, and it rules with an iron fist. It tells us when to wake up and when to sleep, when to arrive and when to leave, when to be born and when to die. Time has dirty tricks, cruel punishments in store for anyone who tries to undermine his harsh rule.

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