I liked the old Daylight Savings rhythm, when the days suddenly went short just before Halloween, and spring sprang upon us in April. This new system, which sees long afternoons through November, and dark mornings as early as March, messes with me. I feel out of synch. Still, I dutifully comply, not only because it would be impossible not to, but because I’ve told it will help save energy.
Or not. It turns out that the two month extension of Daylight Savings may not be such a good thing (although geography affects that outcome). Apparently Mother Nature is doing just fine on her own, and doesn’t need us playing around with clocks.