Hello, Dear Reader. I hope this Sunday post finds you in good health and safe from the current global COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a citizen or resident of the U.S., I also hope that you are enjoying a nice pre-Labor Day weekend, even if the coronavirus health crisis means you have to put up with social distancing and having to “do without” big gatherings or public events such as baseball or football games.
As I write this, it’s late afternoon in my corner of Florida. It’s not quite “evening” yet, but it is almost 5 PM right now, and because I am not the fastest typist in the world, it will probably be evening when I post this on WordPress. It’s hot outside; the temperature is 92˚F (32˚C) under mostly sunny skies, but it feels like 99˚F (35˚C). The humidity is at 51% and the wind is blowing from the northeast at 6 MPH. So, yep. It’s a scorcher out there!
Despite it being a Sunday, I spent quite a bit of time writing a post for this blog’s forerunner, A Certain Point of View on Blogger. It wasn’t anything terribly special; just a fluff piece about how I beat the Cold Waters Beating the Odds single mission. But I had not written a new post on ACPV since August 20, and I needed to get past the 1,352 mark there lest my readers there think that I have abandoned them. I have not, but now that I have two blogs instead of just the one, I find it difficult to create content for both every single day. I thought that I could, but since my online time is limited during the regular work week, I have to choose between growing my new A Certain Point of View, Too blog here or focus more on its Blogger sibling.
So instead of reading more from Ian W. Toll’s Twilight of the Gods or watching a movie, I wrote. Which is perfectly fine with me. I love writing; I fell in love with the written word when I was a kid, and all I have ever wanted to do since was to be a writer. Sometimes, like today, I have to push myself to stay at my desk and compose something; I slept poorly last night, and I am tired, but if I don’t write anything, I feel guilty as hell afterwards.
Today I received two packages from Amazon. One contained my Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Snowtrooper (Hoth) 6-inch scale action figure in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary packaging; the other holds my copy of Snow & Steel: The Battle of the Bulge 1944-1945 by British historian Peter Caddick-Adams. Though it was written in 2014 (in time for the 70th Anniversary of the Ardennes counter-offensive, I see it as a sequel to Caddick-Adams’ Sand & Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France. As you can see, my TBR pile keeps growing!
Other than that, dear friend, I don’t have much to say on this late Sunday afternoon. So I’ll just wrap this up by saying thanks for reading, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.