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Today the Clocks went back!!

As North America stands poised to turn the clocks back to Standard Time on November 5th, Opher Goodwin gives us a sneak preview from ‘across the pond’ in the UK. Please, read on…

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Today the Clocks went back!!

What an absolute farce. I now don’t quite know what the hell the time is. Every time I look at a clock I have to ask myself if it has automatically updated itself or not. Some do and some don’t. I have to go around in the same muddled state that the country was in when we went decimal. Some measurements are in old and some new – some in pounds and ounces and some in kilos, some in old pounds shillings and pence and some in newfangled pence. So what is the time in real time? Did we go forward or back? Do I take an hour off or do I add it on? And how does that now line up with other countries?

Supposedly I got an hour extra sleep. Not that I noticed. I woke up and checked the clock and my…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December 2013 and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (http://fiorabooks.com), to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

4 thoughts on “Today the Clocks went back!!”

  1. Daylight-Saving Time is an exercise in sheep-like compliance with stupidity. You cannot possibly “save” an hour of daylight. Guess what, a lot of people appreciate daylight on their morning walk. Children need more sleep, and DST keeps them up an hour later. DST messes with our bio-rhythms. Etc! Etc! Etc!

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