Moose Country Minute – March 24 2018


So, spring has finally sprung.

Two weeks ago, we sprung our clocks forward an hour—back grammar, I know—to bring more sunlight into our lives and give us a few days of artificial jet lag.

Funny, I can always fall back an hour in the fall without much fallout but springing forward for some reason throws my body clock into disarray.

Going to bed an hour early to compensate for getting up an hour early on Sunday morning, even though I have no reason to get up early Sunday morning, doesn’t seem to do the trick.

I can sleep as long as I want, but I just don’t.

Like I said, the body clock rules.

I heard a news announcer tell the story that going to daylight savings times has statistics indicating it causes more heart attacks than any other calendar event in the year, results in more car accidents and outright fatalities during the week following and is responsible for all sorts of unhealthy and ungodly things happening.

And there is only one common denominator.

Daylight savings time.

With spring comes days continually getting longer until we reached June 21, the longest day of the year.

By that time, 2018 will be well on its way to closing its door, as the days start getting shorter.

It doesn’t seem fair.

Everyone keeps telling us Canada is the best place in the world to live, and I suspect it is, although I wish our governments were better.

And I also wish Canada had the latitude of San Diego.

But what can you do?