Monday, March 9, 2009
As you know, dear readers, yesterday was the day that we "sprang forward" and moved the time ahead 1 hour. Now, when we had a mostly agricultural society, this was a good thing because it gave farmers more daylight in which to harvest their crops. However, over the years we have changed from a rural, farming society to an urban one, and this change is no longer necessary. It has resulted in people's circadian rhythems to be thrown off which makes us all cranky. It is for this reason that I propose that in the bomb shelter we go to bed when it gets dark and get up when it gets light. By doing this we will harmonize our bodies with the earth once more and we will conserve energy, not to mention the fact that we will be happier because we will have more sleep.