Old Gamers Never Die: Mastering the Mobile Defense Skirmish in ‘Regiments’*


* On Easy difficulty level A nation’s ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability. – Frank Whittle I’m getting good at playing the Mobile Defense variant of skirmishes on Regiments. Before I watched Amazon Women on the Moon last night, I decided to play a 30-minute-long session of Regiments,Continue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Mastering the Mobile Defense Skirmish in ‘Regiments’*”

Book Review: ‘Code-Name Downfall: The Secret Plan to Invade Japan-And Why Truman Dropped the Bomb’


Code-Name Downfall: The Secret Plan to Invade Japan-And Why Truman Dropped the Bomb (1995) By: Thomas B. Allen and Norman Polmar Publisher: Simon & Schuster The Invasion That Never Was In 1995, the Golden Anniversary of the Allied victories in Europe and the Asia-Pacific theaters of World War II, Simon & Schuster published Code-Name Downfall: TheContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Code-Name Downfall: The Secret Plan to Invade Japan-And Why Truman Dropped the Bomb’”

On Books & Reading: My TBR List – Some Progress is Better Than None, I Suppose


Since I posted about my To Be Watched (TBW) list for late January yesterday, today I decided to do a quick update to my current To Be Read (TBR) list for the same period. (I would have preferred to review Code-Name Downfall, but my brain balks at the prospect of doing that now.) The ImpedimentsContinue reading “On Books & Reading: My TBR List – Some Progress is Better Than None, I Suppose”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: My To Be Watched (TBW) List for Late January 2023


With the end of January just one week away and the start of February just around the corner, it’s a good time to revisit my To Be Watched list for the first month of 2023. Since I am not sure about when I will be moving to Brandon – all I know is that IContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: My To Be Watched (TBW) List for Late January 2023”

Tempus Fugit: Life As I Knew It in January of ’73


Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. – Anthony G. Oettinger On January 20, 1973, I was nine going on 10 and lived in a modest but comfortable house, along with my widowed mother and my older half-sister, in Westchester, a suburb of Miami, Florida. 50 years ago, January 20 fell onContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: Life As I Knew It in January of ’73”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ – Hey, a Guy CAN Change His Mind…if He Can Afford To, Anyway


Remember, Dear Reader, when I told you yesterday that I’d canceled a couple of movie pre-orders on Amazon due to necessary budget cuts? I didn’t have a long list of pre-orders, mind you, especially for titles with January 2023 release dates, such as Groundhog Day: 30th Anniversary Edition (January 10) and Young Sherlock Holmes (JanuaryContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ – Hey, a Guy CAN Change His Mind…if He Can Afford To, Anyway”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: A Mid-Month Update for January 18, 2023


If you’re a regular visitor to A Certain Point of View, Too, you know that I love to collect (and watch) movies – and a few select TV series – on home media. Most of my collection consists of high-definition Blu-ray discs (BDs); per my Collection page on Blu-ray.com (which serves as my personal catalogContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: A Mid-Month Update for January 18, 2023”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 17, 2023, or: Some (Superficial) Observations About ‘Operation Downfall’ and a Brief Life Update


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Although the cold snap that has held the Tampa Bay area in a vise grip throughout the long Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend is easing off and the temperature is 70°F/21°C, I am still having trouble coping withContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 17, 2023, or: Some (Superficial) Observations About ‘Operation Downfall’ and a Brief Life Update”