Donald R. McClarey

Time to Fall Back

  We’ve gone back to God’s time thank Him. The silliest thing I know of is daylight saving time. Why don’t they get up with me? Harry Truman, October 2, 1947, letter to Bess Truman   As you “gain” an

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Donald R. McClarey

Daylight Savings Time A Century Ago

Daylight time, a monstrosity in timekeeping. Harry Truman         As you “lose” an hour of sleep tomorrow, please recall the history of this bad idea.  Daylight Savings Time in the US was ushered in by Congress on

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Donald R. McClarey

Benjamin Franklin and Daylight Savings Time

(Enjoy the extra hour due to the temporary ending of Daylight Savings Time.  Here is a post from 2015 noting yet another idea of our Founding Father polymath.) Throughout his illustrious, and hectic, career, Benjamin Franklin found time to write

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Benjamin Franklin and Daylight Savings Time

Throughout his illustrious, and hectic, career, Benjamin Franklin found time to write anonymous satirical pieces which he wrote as a form of relaxation.  Here is one written in 1784 in which he suggests the adoption of a rudimentary form of Daylight

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