the date arrives, and clocks are being adjusted, I often chuckle
at so many of the stories found in all corners of the internet.
reasons why daylight savings is a good idea.
reasons why daylight savings is a bad idea.
reasons why this sate or that country doesnít use daylight savings
reasons why daylight savings started.
reasons why daylight savings should end.
itís not the number of stories about daylight savings, or the
slight variation of a daylight savings theme, that creates the
laughter on my end. Itís that the stories are exactly the same
as the ones we read roughly six months ago. And roughly six months
before that. AndÖ repeat. Year after year, twice per year, slightly
adjusted based only on whether the change is a spring forward
or a fall back move.
itís not exactly every six months. Itís also not just daylight
savings. For me, itís the stories that we see, repeated time and
again and presented as if brand new, though presenting no new
twists or turns or details. Just the same stuff over and over
the jackpots high enough and suddenly the news is covering all
the excitement. And they do it as if theyíve never previously
told us the top mistakes lottery winners make, the first steps
every lottery winner should take, or the best ways to use lottery
hate is a strong word. Probably not even the right word.
I donít even click the links anymore, since there are only so
many times you need to hear not to tell anyone that youíve won
for as long as possible, that itís important to have a good team
of accountants and lawyers in place before you make your claim,
and to think before making any silly purchases. Much the same
way as learning about utilizing daylight hours better and the
ways that relates to energy usage, weíve seen this all before.
not that the information is wrong, instead itís that the information
is stale plus the source wants us to believe itís new.
wife often says the reason she doesnít read my books with any
regularity is because sheís heard the stories before. All of them.
hears them when they first pop into my head and Iím working on
developing them. She hears them when Iím producing rough drafts
and kicking around older thoughts I might toss aside or newer
ideas I might incorporate. She hears them when essays get finalized
and posted on my web site or when manuscripts move along to final
hears them. Over and over, perhaps dozens of times in some cases,
long before the package containing my new release arrives at the
house. Nice to see the bookÖ congratulations to meÖ but yeah,
sheís not settling in with a copy unless she canít get to sleep.
savings means different things to different people. Standing in
the dark and waiting for a school bus. An extra hour of light
before sunset. Whether or not you need the headlights when you
drive home. Just a few ideas.
until the day arrives when daylight savings disappears entirelyÖ
itís not a new story.
does anyone know a place nearby where I can grab some lottery