Monday, March 11, 2013

A Day Late

If I were to pick up a time-wasting cause, it would be Daylight Savings Time. You cannot take the top three inches of a skirt, tack it on the bottom and say the skirt is longer. As well as being nonsensical, it is confusing, according to NBC:
Not everybody goes along with the plan. Arizona sticks with Mountain Standard Time, which turns out to be the same as Pacific Daylight Time. (The Navajo Nation, however, goes along with the summertime switch.) Hawaii and U.S. possessions such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are also staying on standard time.
Most European countries don't switch to summer time until the last weekend in March. That means the usual time difference will be out of sync for three weeks.
At least I didn’t post this Sunday – it was too early in the morning. The rest of the week we have no morning appointments and will wake when we wake. In three weeks we will need to be at the hospital at 8:30, following what amounts to a two-hour drive (a stop for a morning treat and join the flow of morning traffic) and we will notice – seriously notice – that hour’s difference.

As with many others across our nation, some in Utah don’t think it’s a true money saver, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. William Shughart agrees with me: 
“I think it’s a tyrannical action by the Federal government … There are many costs of DST both to human health and to the economy and absolutely no benefits. No argument justifies the cost of DST."
That’s my annual rant against Benjamin Franklin’s solution – take the top of the skirt and take it on to the bottom and call it fixed.

Then I realize that no matter what Mr. Shughart or I think, this isn’t going to get changed. It’s slightly better than the Chinese solution of one time zone for their entire country. Can you imagine our entire country living on New York time? There are other, much more important things that do require our attention and have a great effect on our lives.

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. (Psalms 5:3 KJV)

It’s truth, not cliché, the sun will come up in the morning and I have made commitments to my Lord for His mornings.

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24 KJV)

Whatever the clocks say, each day was made by our Lord and we should rejoice in it. Even when legislators seem a little silly to morning people.


  1. I always hate the time change, but like you said, there is more important things to worry about.

  2. I could not agree with you more. Plus, I would like to know where the wonderful sunshine is this morning--you know, the sunshine that I'm promised. The streetlights were on when I dropped off the first set of kids.

    Good verses. I'm still crabby but I appreciate them.


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