Spring Forward!

Daylight Savings Time starts tomorrow. So before going to bed tonight, “spring” your clocks forward one hour. (Though “spring” will not arrive, weather-wise, until July.)

But Daylight Savings Time hasn’t always started the 2nd weekend in March. For many years, it came  at the end of April. Then it got moved to late March, before creeping even earlier, by a couple of more weeks.

At the back end, Daylight Savings Time has been extended from late October, to early November.

Which means Standard Time now runs for only 4 months.

And that means it’s not so “standard” any more. Daylight Savings Time is our default mode.

Perhaps we should call tomorrow “Eastern Standard Time.”

And rename the winter months “Daylight Loss Time.”

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