Daylight Savings

DaylightsavingstimeSeveral years ago a friend of mine a friend of mine told a joke in order to explain Daylight Saving Time.  According to the joke, a man wanted to lengthen his blanket, so he cut a portion off one end and sewed it on the other end.

Okay, not very funny, but that’s about how much sense DST makes.  Especially on the morning in the spring when I have to get up an hour earlier than normal.

Benjamin Franklin is given credit for originating the idea of DST in 1784 when he suggested that Parisians could economize on candles by arising an hour earlier to use morning sunlight.  In 1905 Englishman, William Willett was inspired to invent DST when he observed that Londoners slept through the best part of a summer day.  He lobbied unsuccessfully for the proposal until his death in 1915.

It’s now time to “fall back” to Standard Time.  I look forward to the extra hour of sleep and the longer evenings.  Even though I don’t enjoy the way it messes with my circadian rhythms.

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