February 2018

Death to DST. Long live morning!


I’m so glad we’ve seen the end of Daylight Saving Time in Indiana for a few months. It’s light at 7 a.m. What a concept!

I guess it’s really not DST and changing the clocks back and forth as much as the time zone we are in. Indiana lies west of the line of demarcation between Eastern and Central time zones. The dividing line is in Ohio. Because we are beyond the western edge of this line, daylight doesn’t really take hold until about 8 a.m. when it’s DST, and night stays lit up until 9:30 or 10 p.m. We lose our mornings, which is terrible for an a.m. person.

A current take on this topic:

Daylight saving time is hurting our health, say scientists

Originally posted Nov. 1, 2009.

See previous posts about this topic:

Disruptions with Daylight Saving Time

I Hate Daylight Saving Time



I hate Daylight Saving Time

Sunday morning was very depressing. Just when the morning light on Saturday lured me into thinking that spring was near, the time changed and on Sunday, we’re plunged back into darkness.istock-sundial

I hate Daylight Saving Time. I am a morning person. I do not play golf. I write in the morning and sometimes work in the yard in the morning, especially in summer before the day heats up.

Why do we do this? Why are we on New York time?  We are at the western most edge of Eastern Daylight Saving Time. We’re on this time because the powers that be say that it’s better for business to be on New York time.

If you ask me, Chicago has done all right by itself as a business capital. When I visit friends there, morning is morning and the sun does rise before 8 a.m.

I hate Daylight Saving Time!