To quote David Bowie, "Time may change me, But you can't trace time". This weekend we participate in the infamous 'Spring forward' portion of the Daylight Savings Time bi-annual debacle. Even though many people have explained to me the supposed purpose behind this event, it still does not make sense. How is changing the clock going to help a farmer? As my lovely bride says, farmers work until the work is done no matter what the clock says. Children wait for school buses in the cold and dark, people drive where they need to go, life continues, no matter what the clock says. This is one of those artificial human constructs that has out-lived whatever perceived usefulness it once may have had. Getting rid of Daylight Savings Time would help the common man almost as much as simplifying the tax code. It is a little better now that many devices reset themselves, but I still spend an inordinate amount of time changing clocks, then trying to reset my own internal clock. By the time I feel fully adjusted, it will be time to Fall Back! ~ Michael S. Pauley
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Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.