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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Daylight Savings Time Already

Above, the clock tower of the Wako department store in Ginza, Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

One of the most annoying things that took place during the George W. Bush years was the changing of when Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins and ends.

Congress passed, and President Bush signed, a bill changing when the time changes occur in 2005.

No sooner when we change our clocks back an hour, we have to move them ahead again. I preferred it under the old system when DST began on the last Sunday of April and ending on the last Sunday of October. Now, DST starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. I was on my cross-country trip when the time changed to Standard Time. This added a little more confusion as I crossed two different time zones (Mountain Time and Central Time).

Some states observe Daylight Savings Time and some don't as does some countries (Japan is one who doesn't).

So, here we go again.

Tonight when you go to bed, change your clocks ahead one hour. Officially, DST begins at 2:00 in the morning.

Remember, spring forward (even though it is still winter) and fall back

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