This is Leap Year, and Saturday February 29th is Leap Day. The reason we need another day every 4th year is that a year is only 365.24 days long, something an astronomer for Emperor Julius Caesar figured out in 45 BC. Pope Gregory further cemented the leap year strategy in 1752 decreeing that an extra day February 29th would be added every year that’s divisible by 4. The questions is what will you do with the extra 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, 86,300 seconds you’ll have this year. I’m thinking after a long work week a long nap will be in order, perhaps having dinner with friends, or clearing the snow from the drive way. If you haven’t yet figured out the size of the pound of flesh our governments will exact from you, it might be a good day to start working on your 2,019 income tax returns. What surprises me most about the leap year concept is that our governments haven’t figured out a way to tax the extra time we get this year. That’s the way I see it.