On Daylight Savings Time

Dr. Drang offers these thoughts:

I like Daylight Saving Time, and the advantages it brings more than make up for the slight disruption in my schedule. In fact, the most annoying thing to me about the DST changeovers is hearing people complain about them. The “lost hour of sleep” is especially rich. Who are these hothouse flowers who always get exactly the same amount of sleep except for that terrible day in March? To hear them talk, you’d think they never stay up late watching a movie or reading a book. Only prisoners have such regimented lives.

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So what’s good about DST? Go to this page run by the US Naval Observatory, enter where you live, and look at an entire year’s worth of sunrise and sunset time given in Standard Time.

Smart writing by Drang; I especially like the link to sunrise/sunsets times.

Personally, I love DST -- it was cool to still be light out at almost 7 tonight. Being legally blind, I don’t see well in the dark, so having it stay lighter later means I can safely be out without having to rush home before the sun goes down. I don’t care about losing an hour’s sleep either.

(via Stephen Hackett)