(picture from Flickr user Dawn Huczek)
It's that time of the year again! Fall back this weekend and set your clocks back one hour Sunday morning at 2am. Why? Here is a little history lesson according to http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/e.html. Daylight Saving Time has been used in the U.S. and in many European countries since World War I. At that time, in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power, Germany and Austria took time by the forelock, and began saving daylight at 11:00 p.m. on April 30, 1916, by advancing the hands of the clock one hour until the following October. The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called "Summer Time" in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.
That's all peachy...but now is the time when we get shorter evenings. Soon it will feel like we need to go to sleep by 8pm. Sorry but I am just not one of those people who can get earlier in the morning to seize the daylight when its available. Sigh......