I’m awake, and the sun hasn’t risen. Isn’t the point of dailylight savings time to set your clocks back one hour so that it gets “lighter” in the morning?… Now the sun will set at 4:30pm, or even 4:00pm

Any way you “slice it,” we get just as much sunlight as we would have if we didn’t set our clocks an hour behind. We are going to have less and less sunshine until January 1️⃣, 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ , so we might as well “get used to it now.”


Day 8️⃣5️⃣. Day 1️⃣ of STANDARD TIME in the United States of America.  New York City five hours behind London.

As we set our clocks back one hour in the United States, it’s going to be lighter sooner in the day.  If you are an “early bird,” you are going to love the new setting of the clocks.  For other people, I just say: “Get your chores completed earlier in the day.” With less sunlight we are getting into the “dark ages” of the year.


Tonight most jurisdictions in the United States will “turn the clock back” one hour to ceremoniously and in actuality, end “daylight savings time” for the year, and return to “standard time. 

This amounts to a one hour earlier sunrise or a one hour earlier sunset during the afternoon than the previous day.   In effect, that means that instead of the sun setting at 5:30pm, it will set at 4:30pm.  I prefer later sunsets, as I do not like driving or walking in the dark.


Day 8️⃣3️⃣. About the TITLE of the blog posts. They are the number of days I started blogging in ROMAN NUMERALS. I have used Roman numerals if not for anything else, but as a teaching tool. You can learn Roman numerals. LXXXIII is a fancy way of representing the number 8️⃣3️⃣. The way Roman numerals work is the letters represent a group of numbers. But the numbers don’t “turn over” like our “Arabic” numbers do. This just a cursory introduction to this topic.


Day 8️⃣2️⃣.  Well you could have discerned this by just looking at the title of this post “Day LXXXII.”

As I am new to this “blogging thing,” I do have some questions.   Instead of giving advice, which is always helpful, I might be asking for advice…  I find that most bloggers don’t ask for advice.  Some bloggers give advice, others offer opinions.  I have done both on this blog and other Internet platforms. 

Where should I take this blog from here❓  🤔


Elections were held in the United States last night.

Take a gander at how the “losers” respond to their losses. Do they “lose” gracefully ❓ Or do they spout lies, spreading conpiracies of a “stolen,” or “fraudulent” election❓ Do the losers ask for “recounts,” or “audits”❓ Or do they call their opponent to “congratulate and concede” the election, and “wish him or her the best,” and offer a word of support to bring the state to a better place after the election.


Day 8️⃣0️⃣ in my “grand experiment” in blogging.  I could try to make two paragraphs of 4️⃣0️⃣ words each.  This would still give this blog post 8️⃣0️⃣ words, but in two distinct “chunks.” Let’s see if I can do it.

My fellow Americans: Today is ELECTION DAY in the goode ole’ United States of America.  Even though today’s races are primarily for local election posts such as mayor, county executive, judges, and city council, it is still important to vote.


Day 7️⃣9️⃣ of this “experimental” blog. 7️⃣9️⃣ days, 7️⃣9️⃣ words. If I ran this blog for one full year from the date of its inception, August 18, 2021, then I would have a blog post of 3️⃣6️⃣5️⃣ words. A 3️⃣6️⃣5️⃣ blog post is quite impressive, to be sure. My one year anniversary post would be filled with remembrances of my one year journey in the world of blogging. To borrow a quote from the Carpenters, “I’ve only just begun.”


Day 7️⃣8️⃣ of this blogging experiment. I said this blog is not an “advice blog,” but let me give you sonething you can use: I consider blogging a chance to get published during the 2️⃣1️⃣ st Century. This is really a revolutionary tool that is as big as the Guttenberg Press in terms of disseminating information and ideas. Here are a few ideas you may want to ponder. Writer’s block is real. Ideas to write about are everywhere.


Today marks a grim milestone in the three year war on the coronovirus virus known as COVID-19. has just calculated five million souls worldwide have died as result of COVID-19 or its complications. 5️⃣ million is just a fraction of those who parished in the 1️⃣9️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ worldwide flu, yet the COVID-19 epidemic of the 2️⃣1️⃣st Century is is far from complete.  More people need to take this scourge far more seriously.