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Short post, short on time. I'll have more later, but wanted to be sure you all saw this excellent report from the Daily Show: Continue reading
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Editor's Note: I always love running guest posts, and especially love them when written by my son! Truth be told, this started out as a class assignment, but when he told me he linked to my site from his paper, I had to read it, and I love it. (Proud... Continue reading
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This decade has started out with news that’s really difficult for people all around the world. And yet, the world keeps turning. The sun keeps rising and setting, and clocks keep ticking, or doing whatever the equivalent of ticking is in the digital world. I've been watching this DST issue... Continue reading
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My full photography site will be coming soon. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me using one of the methods on this Scott Yates contact page. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Scott Yates photography
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As part of what I do trying to #LockTheClock, I sometimes talk to legislators or the staff of legislators. It doesn't take much time, and it always seems to be appreciated, so I’m happy to do it. A couple of recent conversations have had me run into an interesting problem.... Continue reading
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Typically in the week after the “Fall Back” change interest in DST drops off a cliff. People are just too depressed coming home from work in the dark, so they plop on the couch and start watching TV. (eds. note: Is this a story?) With all that, Halloween behind us,... Continue reading
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The issue of fixing Daylight Saving Time is a deadly serious public health issue. But I get that it's also funny, and perfect for some online mockery. Also, some of my most popular posts have been my collections of funny “Fall Back” memes, funny “Spring Forward” memes, and then an... Continue reading
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The Massachusetts legislature, what they call the “General Court,” is considering a fix to Daylight Saving Time. I couldn't be there on the day they first heard testimony, but I'm planning a trip to the Bay State at some point to talk to legislators about this bill. In the meantime,... Continue reading
First, welcome to our visitors from Europe, who had their “fall back” change this weekend. Did you enjoy that extra hour of sleep? Sorry you’ll have to go home from work in the dark on Monday, but, you know... The FARMERS! (Of course, the farmers in Europe, like the farmers... Continue reading
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Look, I get it. Daylight Saving Time is certainly not the most important issue out there. As I write this, there are huge and really significant issues going on all over the globe, and I don't want to take away from any of those. But I've been working on this... Continue reading
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OK, we're getting back into the busy season for #LockTheClock. I know this blog has been a bit quiet, but in part that's because I've been so busy behind the scenes. Some of the stuff I can talk about, and some I can't. Not yet. But when I can... Boy... Continue reading
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The intersection of two books has me mulling over a truly scary possibility. The books are: The Heart of Everything That Is and Trick Mirror I haven’t actually read Trick Mirror yet, but I listened to an amazing podcast interview... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at sco.tt
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First, welcome to visitors just finding us after reading the excellent story on NBC News. I wanted to write a quick post so that new visitors know that we are indeed very active here, just not as active during the summer. The lack of posts this summer is because of...... Continue reading
If you are reading this, you may have heard something about the Journalism Trust Initiative, maybe because you saw it on the agenda of the SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism conference or some other event. It’s hard keeping all the misinformation-fighting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at sco.tt
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There's a scene in Infinity War where Dr. Strange looks at all the future scenarios, 14 million or so, and figures out that there's only one that's any good. I've been doing a bit of that with our current president... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at sco.tt
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It's the weekend for the “Spring Forward” clock change in Europe. Everyone in all of the 28 member states set their clocks forward this weekend, and face the harsh reality of the alarm clock waking them up an hour earlier than their body is expecting on Monday morning. (If you... Continue reading
Did we just reach the tipping point? Is the point at which Daylight Saving Time has reached its conclusion now all but inevitable? I’d like to think so. And how will we know what tipped it? Is that sort of thing knowable? I mean, can we just call up Malcolm... Continue reading
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Editorial Note: After an amazing spike in traffic over the time-change weekend, I'm guessing we are now back to just our devoted readers. Below is a letter I was asked to provide, and couldn’t think of any reason not to just post it publicly. March 14, 2019 Dear Representative Michele... Continue reading
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If you are just finding this page for the first time because you are sick of changing clocks twice per year... Welcome! My name is Scott Yates, and no less than Bob Vila just described me as the national leader on the effort to #LockTheClock. Thanks, Bob! The New Yorker... Continue reading
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This is my fifth year advocating that we stop changing the clocks twice per year. Photo by Majid Rangraz on Unsplash In some ways, it is getting easier. For instance, I once compiled a bunch of research, but then kept adding to it in various blog posts. Then I finally... Continue reading
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The 2019 legislative season is shaping up to be the busiest ever in the fight to #LockTheClock and fix Daylight Saving Time for good. So busy and so hot, in fact, that it’s making me lose sleep. Do you have a trick when you can’t sleep? I do. I listen... Continue reading
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OK, sorry. The headline is a small play on the fact that New Hampshire is the Granite State. I am a huge fan of New Hampshire. My most famous relative lived there for decades, and donated her home and some acreage to the state, and it is now a lovely... Continue reading
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This is the fifth legislative session that I’ve been paying attention to the Daylight Saving Time issue, and I can tell already that this one is going to be huge. Photo by David Hertle on Unsplash The quality and thoughtfulness of the bills is great, and the quantity seems much... Continue reading
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Editor’s note: Today we hear from a guest author, someone who contacted me asking about the 10th Amendment implications of Daylight Saving Time. It was immediately clear that he knew more about this than me, so I asked him to write this post. I hope you find it as helpful... Continue reading
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Tis the season to reflect, and plan for the next year. (And to use the word “Tis” apparently.) I’m currently working on a plan that is complex, and just a pain in the ass to get done. It’s the kind... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at sco.tt