Looking ahead, it’s time for change


It’s that time. Again.

Starting Sunday we’ll be rising an hour earlier, stumbling foggy-brained into the day’s activities and then bleary-eyed back to the work week as we adjust to the start of Daylight Saving Time.

Despite the majority of Americans grousing about and expressing their disdain for turning clocks one hour ahead in spring and one hour back in fall, we continue with the charade of exercising control over time.

It doesn’t make a difference whether it’s an hour later or an hour sooner, the reality is the moments of our life keep passing.

In agrarian societies they track the passing of the time so to mark the seasons: planting in spring and summer, harvesting in fall. Working while there was enough light—sun or moon—to see what they were doing.

In modern cosmopolitan cultures, however, some mark the passage of time via politics.

For the majority of voters in San Diego County, campaign season is still in the distance. The first mailers and campaign posters of ‘22 have yet to bloom in full though in some microclimates there have been sightings.

For people living in State Assembly District 80 campaign season has arrived as former San Diego city council members David Alvarez and Georgette Gomez, accompanied by persistent would-be official Lincoln Pickard, race to fill the void left by former Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez who resigned from her post earlier this year.

Gonzalez was first elected to the State Assembly in 2012, though it seems like it was just yesterday. Time flies.

The Assembly District 80 race is set for April 5 and serves as the appetizer for the June elections which will be open to a wider range of voters as some cities begin to sift through the initial choice of candidates running for local offices and aiming to make it to the November final.

So while our timepieces jump ahead one hour this weekend, the clock keeps ticking and the season of campaigns and promises and meetings and interviews and yards signs and mailers quickly approaches. No matter how much we might want to, there is no turning back.

Better make most of your time and the peace and quiet while you still can.

Looking ahead, it’s time for change