Saturday 30 March 2013

Barnaby worries about time.

Tonight, the clocks change one hour forward to mark the beginning of British Summer Time and Barnaby worries that he's been cheated an hour of his life. Being told that he'll 'get it back again' next Autumn doesn't reassure him. 'What if I die in the meantime?'
Of course his predicament pales in comparison to the folk in 1582 who lost ten days of their lives in October of that year when the Gregorian Calendar replaced the Julian Calendar and ten days were simply deleted overnight. No wonder there were riots.
On the other hand, average life expectancy in the Western World has increased by around thirty years in the last century. This astonishing increase means that during every decade that he has lived, Barnaby's life expectancy has increased by three years,  or three days for every ten days lived. (This means that during the next ten minutes, assuming that the rate of improvement is maintained, Barnaby will have won another three minutes).
Maybe he shouldn't be worrying about losing the hour tonight?
If you've got an hour or two to fill, why not curl up with one of Barnaby's ebooks. There's plenty to choose from, including some Free downloads at

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