Monday, November 7, 2011

Daylight Saving Time is Over--For Now

Every year we go through the same drill--spring forward, fall back, oversleep, undersleep. Is Daylight Saving Time really necessary?

We just experienced the "good" part, where you gain an hour. The problem is, you're getting back the hour you gave up in April, so it's a zero sum deal, and you didn't get any interest on that hour. You also have no choice--unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii, where they don't bother with this foolishness. A nation of farmers may have benefited from this institution but I don't think a nation of office workers and small business employees does.

I will say that I woke up at the usual time today and lay in bed for an hour anticipating the clock to go off any minute. That will take a week or so to resolve itself. But, I was able to walk the dog without a flashlight today and enjoy a clear, cloudless sky with sunlight--but no visible disk--and that was refreshing.

Complaints aside, life goes on, no matter what time it is.

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