Falling Back Again

This Sunday we in the United States, and other places in the world, once again will adjust our clocks before we go to bed on Saturday night. To commemorate the occasion I give you a few snippets from this US News and World Report article:
  • Officially, it's "daylight saving time," not "daylight savings time."
  • Transitions into and out of DST can disturb people's sleeping patterns.
  • When daylight saving time ends in the fall, heart attacks briefly become less frequent than usual.
  • A study concluded that observing DST year-round would annually prevent about 195 deaths of motor vehicle occupants and about 171 pedestrian fatalities.
  • Many other countries observe daylight saving time, but not all do so on the same day. That can create confusion for international travelers and business communications.
  • Daylight saving time was first used during World War I, as part of an effort in the United States and other warring countries to conserve fuel.
  • The first American to advocate for daylight saving was Benjamin Franklin.
Generally speaking I like Daylight Saving Time. Yet I must confess that I do grieve a bit when we lose it this time of the year. So hard seeing the sun set so early. What comes to your mind when you think about Daylight Saving Time?


  1. I wish we'd stay on DST year round. I also hate it when the sun goes down so early, but no one cares what I think. I guess I'll enjoy another hour of sleep, or an early morning rising. I can get on track with a nap in church. LOL!

  2. I really dislike the early darkness when DST is no more. Give me the long warm sunny afternoons and evenings.
    Changing back to Standard time is a pain when it comes to changing all the clocks and technology that doesn't change automatically. Of course ther is my hubby's old clock that automatically changed LAST Sunday to ST!! Now thats a double pain.

  3. One thing I know..... I will enjoy that extra hour of sleep on a Sunday Morning!!

  4. I would like to see DST an all year affair. Forget this yoyo back and forth business.

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  6. I am thankful DST isn't observed here in Arizona. It always bugged me.

    Bullets 3 & 4 confuse me... why would DST be responsible for this?

  7. What comes to my mind is getting an extra hour of sleep followed by a week of feeling out of sorts and driving home from work in the dark (when I have a joB!)

  8. I would really like us to have daylight saving time year round like Arizona.

  9. It is just after 5pm here in KC and the sun is beginning to set. Sigh. Only four month before we Spring ahead and go back on DST.


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