Merry Christmas from Aruba

Happy Holidays Bucuti Merry Christmas!

We’ve been up and about for a few hours already, owing to Aruba’s practice of not observing Daylight Savings Time and being therefore one hour ahead of Eastern Time, despite being similarly situated latitudinally longitudinally.

I suspect few are reading political blogs today and even fewer are writing on them. My guess it that I won’t be posting again today but I’ll be getting back into the swing of things soon enough.

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  1. Boyd says:

    I’m glad you didn’t say “nobody is reading political blogs today.” I might have gotten offended. 🙂

    Enjoy your stay!


  2. David Nick says:

    Merry Christmas James!

    Glad to see that there is some fun happening in Aruba this morning 🙂


  3. Bill H says:

    …despite being similarly situated latitudinally.

    To “pick a nit,” I suspect you meant “similarly situated longitudinally.” You are at a considerably more southern latitude, but at about the same longitude. Being further south during the winter does, however, make sunrise a bit earlier (during the summer it makes it later).

    Anyway, Merry Christmas to you.


  4. Alan Kellogg says:


    This time of year not observing Daylight Savings Time doesn’t mean a dang thing, since nobody observes DST during the Winter.


  5. Stix says:

    I wish I was down in Aruba Right now. It is a beautiful Island and has a great Golf Course, though the wind tends to push the golf ball around a lot.
    Have a Amstel Bright for me.