Winter moon and return of cold weather

An incredible moon hanging in the nighttime sky early this Saturday morning as the thermometer read a cold 24 degrees. The high Saturday may hit 38. Then back down below freezing Saturday night and nighttime lows will stay in the 20s and teens through the week with a forecast of snow — yes, snow — […]

Lose an hour Sat. night

The semi-annual gamesmanship with clocks has its Spring fling at 2 a.m. Sunday as most of the nation, including all of Virginia, springs forward one hour for the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. In theory, DST makes the day longer.  Of course it doesn’t.  It just puts the end of daylight an hour later and […]

Daylight Savings Crime

My paternal grandmother dismissed Daylight Savings Time as a stupid idea, saying the fantasy of making the day longer was “like tying to make a blanket longer by cutting a foot off one end and sewing it to the other. My farmer stepfather said that no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t get his […]