Besides my weekly podcast, this weekend I'm also toiling away at a little newspaper article for the Desert Island Books series in The Times (of Malta). One of the books on my list is Timothy Leary's Design for Dying. That is the one of the best books I've ever read about death.
It being Halloween and all that, I don't think I'm indulging too much by bringing up this subject. After all isn't it one of those very few thing we all have in common?
This is not meant to be a long entry. It's just a sign of life.
It's also an excuse to save and share a link to an unusual little website I just discovered called Death Clock. My date of death is estimated as follows on this website:
Optimistic = Friday, January 8, 2066
Pessimistic = Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Normal= Wednesday, December 11, 2041
There are other sites on the web where you can play with this sort of thing. Day4Death is one, Death Meter and The Amazing Death Predictor are a couple of others.
At least only one of these sites told me, "At age 46 you will have a heart attack while eating a deep-fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, Elvis style." Highly unlikely, right?
I'm off to record my podcast now, so I'll be blogging about that by tomorrow morning. Good thing we fall away from daylight savings time tonight.