I’m enjoying my time in San Diego, doing various family-related things right now. The other day a couple of friends took me out for some quality beers at a local micro-brew pub called Toronado — if you’re local to San Diego, I recommend it. As we drank, raising more than one glass to the memory of Carl Macek, I noticed how bright the sky was outside, despite it being past 8:00 or so. This, of course, is thanks to daylight savings time, the much-reviled system of setting clocks ahead or behind to take advantage of more daylight. They don’t have this system in Japan, which is good for people who hate remembering to set your clock on a certain day, but bad for those of us who dislike having Mr. Sun peeking at you when you go to bed, as so often happens to me.
There’s no daylight savings time in Japan, which is both good and bad.