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Fall Back

Fall back. Daylight Savings Time ends. For years now it has been on my to do list to single handedly bring about the end of daylight savings time. It no longer makes sense in a (post) industrial world, and the changes have always been mildly annoying. I do like banking an extra hour of sleep, but I’ve only ever used it as an excuse to stay up three hours later than I otherwise might. 

A Swedish study found that the rate of heart attacks fell significantly in the seven days after the end of Daylight Savings Time. Exactly the opposite result occurs each spring when an hour is lost: the rate of heart attacks nearly doubles. This makes sense to me. Many nights as I’ve worked on some report or assignment or reading well into the wee hours of the ridiculously late, I’ve wondered if I could ever die from staying up too late. Turns out I can.

Family and I are home again today. We drove in from Circle yesterday morning. On the road, Stephanie saw a herd of moose. She said it had to have been nine moose including several bulls with large wing-like racks of antlers. We've never seen... or even heard of... so many moose together at one time. We also each saw several groups of caribou. 

Stephanie and I had a date last night. We went to dinner and to a Baka Beyond concert. I wasn’t familiar with the group, but from the blurb I read I thought it would be an acceptable night out for Fairbanks standards. My philosophy on concerts has always been, even if it’s not that good, it’s still pretty good.

However, last night I was proven wrong. It wasn’t bad, just… boring. The group was a blend of Celtic and African influences, but it didn’t have any depth of range, stylistically, dynamically, or artistically. It was world music lite and fluffy. I hate to admit this, but we left at intermission. At the end of a thirty minute intermission. But we still had fun being together. We went from there to Wal Mart and enjoyed walking the isles, alone and together.

Today will be a short one as I’ll be heading back to Circle around two o’clock for another week. In the meantime I’ll soak up as much time with the boys as I can. 

Posted on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 05:35AM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell | Comments1 Comment

Reader Comments (1)

Brian, life goes on, and thanks for encouraging us to do the NaBloPoMo. I prayed regularly for your weekly safe commute and for the family. Just this past month I have had to replace mine and Jan's car batteries. I supposed the coldness of your state must be murder to these items. Love, Dad
November 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDad

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