Michael Rock’s Hot Take on Turning Back the Clocks
I have to admit, as much as I like a long, mid-summer night, there really is something great about the early sunsets after daylight saving is over.
First of all, as a morning radio host, it's always a battle for me to try to go to bed early in the summertime. Often, we won't even decide what's for dinner before 8 at night. It's not unusual for us to have guests over that late, with the kids taking turns doing cannonballs into the pool. It's nearly impossible to excuse yourself away from that kind of summertime fun to head up to get ready for bed.
However, when the clocks get turned back in the fall, it all becomes much easier. The day starts to wind down in the late afternoon. We tend to do more cooking this time of year. I love making a crock of chili or chicken soup. It's a lot cozier hanging out at home. By the time 8 o'clock rolls around it really does feel like we've reached the end of the day. I feel more tired, and I'm eager to head to bed without FOMO.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I'd want this all year long, but I think the whole time change thing plays well into the seasons. I'm the kind of guy who enjoys all four seasons here in New England. While San Diego weather is impeccable, I think I'd miss those crisp fall mornings and the first (or maybe even the second) snowfall. All the other snowfalls can get lost as far as I'm concerned.
I think we should leave daylight saving alone — no need to change something that's not broken.
If they could just make it easier to change the clocks in our cars there would be no issue at all with turning back the clocks.
Bill Belichick knows what I'm talking about: