Care Package: 1. A parcel of food, money, or luxury items sent to a loved one who is away. 2. A digital gathering of cultural touchstones on ethandezotelle.com, put together to brighten your day a bit.
At 2 a.m. this morning, an hour of time disappeared as Daylight Savings Time began. We lost an hour of sleep, but in exchange, daylight extends 60 minutes deeper into evening. Love it or hate it, we spring ahead in March and fall back in November. Today’s Daily Care Package is dedicated to all things DST, clocks, and sleep.
POEM: Big Clock by Li-Young Lee
When the big clock at the train station stopped,
The leaves kept falling,
The trains kept running,
ART: John Williams’ Daylight Savings Time
QUOTE: “An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later.” – Winston Churchill
SONG: Circadian Rhythm by Son Volt
TRAVEL: Sleep Vacations: 12 Places to Catch Some Zzzs
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BACK TO SCHOOL: All About Daylight Savings Time
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