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DAYLIGHT’S DILEMMA

on March 14, 2011

“An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later.” -Winston Churchill

I actually feel very well rested considering I lost an hour over the weekend. That can probably be attributed to the fact that I could not keep my eyes open after 7:30 last night (6:30 standard time). I can only hope that I handled the whole weird time adjustment in one fell swoop.

The history of Daylight Savings Time is pretty interesting. Ben Franklin was the first one to bring up the idea in an essay calledĀ An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light.

Later in 1907, an Englishman, William Willett wrote a pamphlet titledĀ The Waste of Daylight that was inspired by his observations of seeing shades drawn during daylight. He suggested four 20 minute moves over the spring and summer months. That would have been a challenge to live with!

Spring Ahead – now it really is time to clean the windows!


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