Maudine- I was referring to the movement called Permanent DST. Leaving the
clocks where they are now, not falling back. I guess you could say moving away
from the "norm". Times change (pun intended) and many believe that there
could be energy savings, but more importantly, the time added to the end of the
day in winter could help mood and increase peoples motivation. For most, waking
up in the dark or going to work in the dark isn't as much as a mood killer
as getting home in the dark. It stifles people and is one reason many believe
people gain more weight in the winter.
@ joseywales: Actually, driving home in the dark at 5 pm in the winter is the
norm - during winter months we are on standard time. The changes from DST are
during the spring and summer.
When will this madness end? Get rid of these clock changes. Depression rises in
the winter when you drive home from work in the dark at 5pm. I wish the whole
nation would get rid of it, but since Hawaii and Arizona can do it, why
can't Utah. Honestly, does anyone like setting clocks back in the winter,
then up again in March? It's so stupid!