Sunday, November 3, 2013

Daylight Savings Time, entertaining and informative

Looking forward to springing forward, this essay was written last March.

My home state, Arizona, declines to participate in spring forward, fall back exercises in sleep deprivation/confusion each year. The convention of sliding around the clock to accommodate...what? harvest schedules? military operations? has long outlived its usefulness. Still, I love the fact that, staring last Monday, I can now bicycle home from work in—what's this?—sunlight. By summer, of course, we'll be cursing the sun, but now basking in sunlight after a full day of work indoors is a veritable tonic of nature, not to mention a boon for those suffering from seasonal affective disorder, appropriately acronymed SAD.

What better way to celebrate the start of this phenomenon than the humorous, yet startlingly informative, animation by the inventive C.G.P. Gray.

1 comment:

dearpete said...

Glad to see you're posting again. Love the blog. Saw and replied to your comment on brainpickles, my friend's very clever blog.