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Time is making fools of us again. ~J.K. Rowling

You got a minute? Don’t even say you don’t.

I know you do because you just gained an hour.

How do you feel about that?

Over the years I’ve heard these reasons to justify Daylight Saving.

  • It saved people one hour of candle burning each day during the winter.
  • More afternoon light increased daily productivity during the harvest.

Maybe back in the day when people woke at sunrise and went to bed shortly after sunset, it made sense. But now-a-days?

If I get up at 6AM in order to get to work on time and go to sleep at 10PM in order to get 8 hours of sleep, how does Daylight Saving save the energy I use. Either I have my lights on longer in the morning or I have them on longer in the evening, either way, my lights are on the same length of time.

I don’t get it.

I’m good with gaining this hour, but why must I lose an hour in the spring?

From this day forward, let’s just leave the clock alone.  Who’s with me?


Daylight Saving

It’s tearing us all apart