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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Cal vote might help on twilight rides

Written November 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Getting a late start on my Sunday bike ride, I got caught by the gathering dusk. Then I thought of California, where on that general subject, the majority of voters this month had the right idea.

Time change: Stuck with a dumb idea

Written October 31st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Another pointless clock change is coming up Sunday, and it made me wonder what’s going on, timewise, in the rest of the world.

Time change: The glorious upside

Written March 10th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Another time change. Nothing we can do about it, so we might as well do our best to ignore the hassle and look for the bright side instead.

What time change? Just say no

Written November 3rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Rather than fulminate against the coming switch back to standard time, how about this for a change: Let’s try to ignore it.

Another time change looms: Nuts!

Written March 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The insanity of our semiannual time changes has long been established. No additional proof is needed, but we’ll get it anyway on Sunday.

End time change? It’s hopeless

Written March 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

  One day into another round of daylight saving time, we might as well admit it: As pointless and destructive as this ritual is in the modern age, we are not going to get rid of it because most people don’t care.

Initiative would ban Oregon PDT

Written November 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

David A. Miles, a resident of Medford, wants to make daylight saving time unconstitutional in Oregon. Good luck to him.

Daylight time again, but why?

Written March 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

By now you may have gotten over the effects of the time change last Sunday. And if you were lucky, you didn’t fall victim to the increase in the frequency of traffic crashes that is said to be following the springtime switch. This is what our lawmakers are counting on. They count on us to get over […]

Another reason time change is dumb

Written October 30th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

So you wanted another argument against changing the clocks back to standard time on Sunday morning? Well, the Oregon Liquor Commission has just provided one, though it probably did not mean to.

Leave the time alone!

Written October 27th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Daylight saving time is about to come to an end for the year, so naturally I feel another rant coming on. On Nov. 3 we are supposed to regain the hour we lost last March. But mucking about with the time — why do we do this other than that Congress decided long ago that […]

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