Keeping time around the world

Keeping time around the world

In a period of my adult, professional, life, I spent many days (and nights) on planes flying around the world. For many of those years, I kept track of time with a Rolex GMT-Master II watch that kept track of two or three time zones at once. The secondary, 24-hour dial, usually displayed the Greenwich […]

Keeping up with time when it changes

Noticed our vintage grandfather clock in the entrance foyer clanged too many times this afternoon after returning home from more pressing matters on this Nov. 1. My watch time read an hour earlier. It had reset automatically at 0200 (2 a.m.) back to 0100 (2 a.m.) to compensate for the end of Daylight Savings Time. […]

Internal alarm clocks

Depending on your point of view, I’m either blessed or cursed with an internal alarm clock. If I have to wake up at a certain time, I do so. No alarm clock on the nightstand. No wake-up call from the front desk. No wife shaking me awake and saying “you’re late.” Not sure why but […]

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 […]