How about some random thoughts?
Tonight we'll be moving our clocks forward. So when you go to bed at midnight, it'll really be 1 in the morning.
When you go to the 11 o'clock Sunday service, it'll really be 10 o'clock. When you wake up at 6:30 Monday morning, it'll really be 5:30.
I know you shouldn't think like this, but I can't help but mourn the hour I've lost.
I'll stop accounting for it sometime in the middle of May.
I'm not the only person who thinks daylight savings time is a bad idea.
According to National Georgraphic, a Munich college professor named Till Roenneberg has done research showing that suddenly adding an hour of light to the end of your day actually decreases your productivity, makes you more susceptible to illness, and saps you of energy.
Living near the world's largest beer garden probably didn't help either.
Speaking of stress, Little League baseball season kicks off this weekend in Columbus.
Go to any game, and you'll wonder if every father really believes his son has a 75 percent chance of becoming a Major League player.
Of course, it would be 100 percent if the umpire wasn't blind and the coach wasn't stupid.
Which reminds me of the time one of my son's coaches stepped out of the dugout in the middle of a game and called time out. But instead of going to the mound to talk to the pitcher, he walked over to the fence in front of the bleachers and began to address the parents.
"Remember our first meeting when I asked if any of you wanted to help me coach?" he said. "None of you did."
Then he walked away.
That guy was a genius. Those parents didn't do any more coaching from the bleachers for at least another inning.
Speaking of Little League parents, I recently read about a survey that two coaches conducted for three decades. The men, Bruce Brown and Robb Miller, eventually formed a company called Proactive Coaching LLC.
They asked athletes to name their worst memory from playing sports as a child.
The overwhelming response: the ride home from the game, when their parents would critique their performance.
And what was the favorite thing their parents said to them?
The response was almost unanimous. It was these six words: "I love to watch you play."
If you have a child involved in any activity, you should remember those words.
Speaking of the well-being of children, if you have a Little Leaguer who's playing a game next Saturday, you should also remember these words:
"STOP LOOKING AT THE AIRPLANES!"
That's because the Thunder in the Valley air show opens that morning, and colorful stunt planes will be filling the sky.
They're cool to look at, but not worth getting hit by a line drive.
So make sure your kids keep their head in the game, which is hard enough when the planes are grounded.
Anyway, happy daylight savings time, everybody. Stay safe out there.
Dimon Kendrick-Holmes, executive editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.