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The benefit or drawback of daylight saving time!

Am I the only one STILL a little off track from daylight saving time! It really all started after one of the best Old School parties with Chuck Brown(Saturday night) and then reporting for radio duty early Sunday morning, all while turning the clock AHEAD one hour before getting off the air at 6am....or was it REALLY 7am!?! Well the practice of DST(daylight saving time) is to temporarily advance our clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and the mornings have less, but did you know there's also some controversy tied in to this practice....adding daylight to afternoons benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that exploit sunight after working hours, but also causes problems for farming, evening entertainment and other occupations tied to the sun.

So how did DST come about? Well...during his time as an American envoy(which nowadays we likely refer to as an Ambassador) to France, Benjamin Franklin, author of the proverb...'Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise', published a letter(excluding his name of course) suggesting that Parisians economize on candles by rising earlier to use morning sunlight...All I can say to that is thanks Ben, as I will be trying to catch that lost hour of sleep between now and when we turn those clocks 'back' one hour come fall...I'm just sayin!!




 
03/17/2010 4:45AM
The benefit or drawback of daylight saving time!
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