Good morning, everyone! Very good mood this morning.
Not sure if anyone remembers an old TV show called Northern Exposure, but they had an episode about the seasonal thing. The town doc prescribed some wearable full-spectrum light thingy for one of the citizens. The guy got hooked on the light, and was running around all hours of the day and night. Eventually they had to wean him off it. *chuckle*
I'm guessing the farther one lives from the equator, the more help one would get from the SAD lights.
I get the scare factor about new species. There's a new show on CW called The Tomorrow People that deals with a new species of humanoid that the govt is trying to extinguish because of their advanced telepathy, etc. - even though this advanced species can not kill. It feeds into that whole, "if we don't understand it, let's exploit or kill it" thing.
Sheriff Joe - now I have a name to go with the concept.
I love AZ. I've visited a few times. I don't think I could handle the heat as a resident, but the desert, the sights, and the food are great!
The thing with making it dark earlier is that it's just one more hour that small people feel unsafe when walking alone. And "they" have the research showing that commuting accidents go up twice a year when we change the clocks. Arggh - and not the good pirate Aarr!