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Posts tagged: daylight-saving time

Ready to jump to DST this weekend?

I'm not. Though it might be a good occasion for launching a self-improvement regimen.

Remember, it's Daylight Saving Time, not Savings.

Looking ahead to the “fall back” weekend

How do you plan to spend the hour we get back this coming weekend?

Besides resetting clocks, that is. 

Nobody asked me but…

The Seattle Mariners' plan to move the outfield fences in next season reminds me of the rationale for Daylight Saving Time.

In case you were wondering

Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 4.

But people incorrectly saying “Daylight Savings Time” goes on forever.

Just wondering

If you have been prescribed a medication that you take every 12 hours, how do you adjust for the time change?

A) Start taking it an hour later. B) Split the difference. C) Become a Christian Scientist. D) Other.

The votes are in

And a clear majority of those I heard from gave a thumbs-down to Daylight Saving Time.

Of course, I'm not kidding myself. I realize that probably isn't representative of the prevailing attitudes out there. For one thing, people are more apt to speak up when they don't like something. And then there's the fact that at least some of my readers are aware that I am no fan of the switch to DST.

Still, I have to admit I enjoyed hearing others wonder why we couldn't tinker with our schedules instead of with the clock.

Colville's Ellen Hodde summed it up for those of us who regard the time-change as unnecessary: “This is crazy.”

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