THIS WEEKEND most of us lost an entire hour as we entered Daylight Savings Time. With a simple adjustment of the clock's hour hand, we transferred that hour from morning to evening, thus giving us more light to play with at day's end. The time shift is intended to benefit energy consumption, but does it really?  We probably drive around more completing chores at the end of the day.  We now experience confusion and disorder as many countries do not make the time adjustment.  So there are missed appointments, inefficiency, travel confusion, decreased productivity, and stress over changed sleep cycles and meals.  It's beakfast in the dark, an early lunch, and a confusing dinner time. And who wants to retire to bed while it's still light outside?  For a few weeks we'll need to get over our collective jet lag before things will settle down again.  But in the meantime, it's a bummer!

 

Memorial to bike advocate Bill Blass

Memorial to bike advocate Bill Blass

I hope you will take advantage of the "newly found" daylight.   Go for a bike ride, take a jog in the park, or plan a walk in your local wilderness. You must admit we all earned it by flicking the clock's hour hand ahead an hour...

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AuthorRich Monroe