PETERS – Every four years, the calendar gives us the gift of more time

I WAS TEXTING WITH MY UNCLE this week, wishing him a happy 70th birthday.

At the same time, we were lamenting the passage of time.

My children will both be in double-digits as of a few weeks from now — and then later this summer, I will be 40.

A quadragenarian, so they say. That makes it sound even more ancient.

“Can’t hurry time,” my uncle said to me, “damn well can’t slow it down.”

Time is a more precious commodity than anything you can buy on any commodity market on Earth.

And while the world is rarely generous, occasionally it gives you a little bit more.

Once every four years, to be precise. We call it Leap Day, and we get one (today).


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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