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Monday, March 14, 2022

Time. Never enough, and no one's happy.


Everybody complains about the time change, but nobody does anything about it.


Here, seriously, is the argument for Daylight SAVING (not Savings) time.


Some of you may remember back in the 70’s Energy Crisis days the US went to year round Daylight Saving Time for a while. After all, if it was good enough for America during World War II, it was good enough for today. Well, it went over like a lead balloon with many people, particularly parents who weren’t happy that their kids were going to school in the dark. Here in Ely Nevada in December is 7:00am Pacific Standard Time. That would be an hour later at 8:00am Pacific Daylight Time. All to get a 5:45pm Sunset and more daylight later in the day. Those AM Radio stations that can’t sign on until sunrise would also be screwed out of morning drive time by not being allowed to sign on until 8:00AM!


OK, you say. So just stay on Standard Time year around. Do you really want the sun waking you up at 4:15 in the morning in June? And that you’d only have sunshine until 7pm>


Granted that “time” is in many ways an artificial construct, but it’s a topic that makes everyone unhappy one way or another. Pick one, pick the other. Change or don’t change. Either way no one will be happy.


But then, that’s the way it is these days, isn’t it. Ain’t no one happy.