Marc Fisher, writing
in the Washington Post
: (emp add)
Tonight, the clock shifts forward. Tomorrow, sunset moves from 6:07 p.m. to 7:08 p.m. But our work here is not done. If we really wanted to fill our lives with joy and save energy and money, if we really wanted to move beyond the fiction of our agrarian conception of time and into the modern world, we'd shift to year-round Daylight Saving Time ...
Daylight Savings was extended in 2005 by a Republican Congress more interested in appearances than real energy conservation (the bill was authored by Ed Markey, Democrat from Massachusetts).
It's true that Daylight Saving is a misnomer - now that we have seven months of it, it should properly be called Standard Time.
Once we make this change, the five months that the morning-sunlight zealots deceptively refer to as "Standard Time" can be named rightly at last as Winter Time.
I enjoy life a great deal more with evening sunlight. You don't. The coming of Summer Time is my favorite holiday of the year. Every year you post a complaint about it, along with the rest of your morning-people ilk, who normally have things all their own way and structure life so painfully for the rest of us.
So I bask in both your discomfort and the evening sun - the schadenfreude is exquisite.
Thanks for marking the day once again. Same time next year?