Today we are going to Muse about time. If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.
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Spring Forward / Fall Back
The Florida legislature has passed legislation making Day Light Savings Time (DLT) permanent, year-round. It has been sent to the Governor for signature. Will he or won’t he sign? We will soon know.
Germany was the first country to use DLT when it adopted the practice in 1916 during World War I. According to Wikipedia, the idea was to extend the sun lit period of time people were awake to “alleviate hardships from wartime coal shortages and air raid blackouts”. The United Kingdom soon followed suit and was joined in 1918 by the United States.
“Congress repealed DST after 1919. President Woodrow Wilson, an avid golfer, vetoed the repeal twice but his second veto was overridden. Daylight saving has caused controversy since it began. Historically, retailing, sports, and tourism interests have favored daylight saving, while agricultural and evening entertainment interests have opposed it.”
In the United States our present adoption of DLT came about during the energy crisis in the 1970’s. It is not observed everywhere. Hawaii and most of Arizona to not go on DLT. The old joke was that “the extra hour of sunlight would damage the crops”. I don’t know the rationale in Hawaii, but in Arizona the energy demands caused by air conditioning argue against extending the waking hours of sunlight.
Many farmers do not favor Daylight Savings Time because harvesting crops in the dark covered with dew is not ideal. Dairy farmers find cows are sensitive to changes in schedule and the time shift twice a year affects their production of milk. On the other hand, retailers and sports, think golf and tennis, favor having more leisure time during the light of day.
So, the question is, “Should the Governor adopt or veto?” And if he adopts, how does that play out on a Federal level? What do you think?
More to come
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Pixel.com is now offering Throw Pillows, Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers and more with reproductions of my artwork. If you want to check them out, here are the steps:
1. Click on this link: thomas-tribby.pixels.com
2. Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3. Click on an image you like. It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4. Click on “HOME DECOR“. It will open up a menu of products.
5. Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.
Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork. The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains, t-shirts and more. It makes for some very personalized gifts. Below is the link to the site. When you click on an image in the site, a menu of products will appear. I hope you like it.
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