Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 15, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different – Part Two

More Karaoke Madness I am not the world’s greatest singer. I will be the first to admit it. But I have a good ear for music – that’s what my high school chorus teacher, Ms. Owen, once told me, anyway – and I did enjoy my two-and-a-half years as a singer in the men’s andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 15, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different – Part Two”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 14, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different….

Annoying Phrases Today on Twitter, I came across a tweet by @KaylaChowShow: What word or phrase do people use that you can’t stand? Here’s what I replied: “At the end of the day.” “Irregardless.” “Trump is the best President in U.S. history.” “Do your own research.” Karaoke Madness Before I moved to the Tampa BayContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 14, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different….”

On Books & Reading: My TBR List for Mid-May 2022

As you know, I am a guy who loves to read. I have been reading books – and magazines, and other media, print and digital – for as long as I can remember. Family lore has it that my maternal grandmother taught me how to read using ABC blocks and pages from magazines even whenContinue reading “On Books & Reading: My TBR List for Mid-May 2022”

On Movies: A Quick & Dirty Update on ‘Inglourious Basterds’

Okay, so I finally finished watching Inglourious Basterds last night. And on the “Big TV” out in the Common Room at that. Of course, I had to wait till the Caregiver and her boyfriend went to the master bedroom for the night, but at least I didn’t have to watch it on my smaller –Continue reading “On Movies: A Quick & Dirty Update on ‘Inglourious Basterds’”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Player’s Guide to ‘Crusade in Europe’ (Part Four of a Series)

Hello and welcome once again to another installment of Old Gamers Never Die: A Player’s Guide to ‘Crusade in Europe.’ “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower If you’re new to A Certain PointContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Player’s Guide to ‘Crusade in Europe’ (Part Four of a Series)”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 10, 2022, or: Late Night Movies, Replacement Remotes, and Adjustments in Routine

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. It is a warm-going-on-hot spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 82°F (28°C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the northeast at 9 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidity at 49%, the heat index isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 10, 2022, or: Late Night Movies, Replacement Remotes, and Adjustments in Routine”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 9, 2022, or: My Sunday Night at the Movies…It Didn’t Go So Well

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, May 9, 2022. It is a hot, muggy spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 82°F (28°C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 5 MPH (9 KM/H) and humidity at 63%,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 9, 2022, or: My Sunday Night at the Movies…It Didn’t Go So Well”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 8, 2022, or: Mother’s Day 2022

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, May 8, 2022. It is a hot spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 84°F (29°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 7 MPH (13 KM/H), the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 8, 2022, or: Mother’s Day 2022”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 7, 2022, or: The Weekend is Here, and So is the Rainy Season

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midday here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, May 7, 2022. It’s a warm but cloudy day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 79°F (26) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 83% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 7, 2022, or: The Weekend is Here, and So is the Rainy Season”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Player’s Guide to ‘Crusade in Europe’ (Part Three of a Series)

Pre-Mission Briefing In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. – General of the Army Dwight David Eisenhower Hello and welcome back to another installment of my continuing look at the classic 1985 game Crusade in Europe, which was re-released earlier this year by Atari. Designed byContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Player’s Guide to ‘Crusade in Europe’ (Part Three of a Series)”