Here in the USA, this upcoming Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 2:00 a.m., marks the return of Daylight Savings Time (DST) for the 2018 calendar year. This time change reflects the adding of additional daylight time into each day for the duration of the season. All clocks and watches should be advanced one hour at 2:00 a.m. Thus, 2:01 a.m. becomes 3:01 a.m. This affords everyone with an “extra” hour of daylight daily as the weather outside is better suited to for outdoor activities.
Just as obvious that the man in the photograph above isn’t completely nude, it also is obvious to all that the time change doesn’t actually present us with an actual extra hour every day. It merely offers us us an extra hour of daylight. It only reduces the amount of time that we have of darkness (night).
The warming outdoor temperatures afford us the opportunities for additional outside activities. The time change makes this possible.
The gentleman in the above picture is a very modest nude with a very permanent watch on the tattoo of his arm. None of us expect him to change the time on the ink on his arm. Even if we did make that expectation, I seriously doubt that it would be possible. But we all hope that this weekend, he will remember to reset all of his electronic devices to adjust for the time difference.
Daylight savings time (DST) was first adopted by Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1916 during World War I. It was initially instituted to conserve industrial coal consumption and increase armament productivity. By the end of the war, it was also adopted by the UK and France. DST was re-introduced during World War II and along with fuel-rationing was able to divert resources to the war fronts.
In the USA, after the war, several states adopted DST. It wasn’t until the worldwide oil crisis in the 1970s that DST became standard nationwide.
Don’t forget to set your timepieces ahead one hour on March 11, 2018, at 2:00 a.m.!
Author’s Note: My esteemed fellow blogger, fellow bare practitioner and special friend, Rob, author of Real Time and Masculine Perspectives wrote to me, after reading this post, to correct two inconsistencies contained here. First, the correct name is “Daylight Saving Time” -no “s” on the end of saving- or DST. Second, the time change is observed in every state of the USA with the exception of Arizona and Hawaii. In Arizona, DST is observed on the Navajo Tribal Lands but not in the rest of the state. In the U.S. overseas dependencies of Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, DST is not observed. Thank you, Rob! To read his blogs, click on the links contained in the titles.