With the fall-back weekend here, this blog is getting lots of activity and I'm getting lots of requests for interviews, along with e-mails from fellow #LockTheClock citizens, etc.
To make it easy for everyone, here's a quick FAQ:
I hate changing the clocks twice per year, what can I do?
Given the current situation in Washington, I don't think there's much we can do there.
But we can work at the state level. I recommend you find your state legislators, and contact them. Do it now, while most of them are not in session. They'll be happy to hear from you. Then show them this page, and recommend that they try to pass a resolution.
I have an idea that will fix everything! Will you take my idea and run with it?
Sorry, but I get lots of emails from people who think they are the first person in the world to come up with the idea that we just move the clocks 30 minutes, or whatever. This is a complex problem, and there are no simple solutions.
Also, I come from the world of startups. What I've learned is that ideas are easy, doing the work to get an idea out there in the world is hard. This is a hard problem that will take years to fix.
I saw a funny meme once about DST. Have you seen it?
My friend in Europe said they changed their clocks a couple of weeks ago. Why are we behind?
It will make you cynical, but the reason is The Swamp. Lobbyists from the candy industry gave a basket of candy to members of congress, and they extended DST until after Halloween for the safety of the children (and so they would have more time for trick-or-treating.)
Can't I sign a petition or something?
You can. At last check there were 62 different petitions just on change.org. You could also just scream into a pillow. That one might make you feel better.
Look, change is hard, as they say. It's coming, but it's going to take a while. So:
- keep up with the Facebook page,
- follow me on Twitter,
- contact your state legislators,
- let me know what you are doing in your state.
It may take time and hard work, but anything worthwhile does.