Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or: Coming Soon to My TBR Stack – Two Books About ‘The Donald’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s nearly noon on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, here in New Hometown, Florida. It is a hot summer day. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H), the heat index is 96˚F (36˚C). It’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or: Coming Soon to My TBR Stack – Two Books About ‘The Donald’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth’

The William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Saga Endeth! On July 28, 2020, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books published William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth, a retelling of director J.J. Abrams’ 2019 film Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker written in the style of a five-act play by none other thanContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth’”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 25, 2021, or: Significa and Insignifica Redux

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, July 25, 2021. It is hot outside: the current temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and the wind blowing at 6 MPH (9 KM/H) from the north-northeast, the feels-like temperature is 99˚F (37˚C). Today, the skies will beContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 25, 2021, or: Significa and Insignifica Redux”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, July 24, 2021, or: Music, Mom, and Memories

 Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, July 24, 2021. The current temperature is 89˚F (31˚C). With humidity at 53% and a north-northeasterly breeze blowing at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the heat index is 98˚F (37˚C). The forecast for today is basically a repeat of yesterday’s: we canContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, July 24, 2021, or: Music, Mom, and Memories”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 23, 2021, or: How I Went to Movies So Bad I Had to Leave the Theater Before the End

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, July 23, 2021. It is going to be another scorching summer day. The current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 23, 2021, or: How I Went to Movies So Bad I Had to Leave the Theater Before the End”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, July 22, 2021, or: Well, I DID Give it the ‘Old College Try’

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and the wind blowing at 1 MPH (2 KM/H) from the west-northwest, the heat index is 97˚F (36˚C). It’s going to be hot outside today:Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, July 22, 2021, or: Well, I DID Give it the ‘Old College Try’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, or: Life in the Florida Doldrums

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The present temperature is 85˚F (30˚C)  under partly sunny skies. With relative humidity at 51% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the heat index is 94˚F (35˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunnyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, or: Life in the Florida Doldrums”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, or: Coping with Yesterday

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday here in New Hometown, Florida, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The present temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat index is 98˚F (36˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showersContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, or: Coping with Yesterday”

TV Documentary/Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009’

Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009  (1994, 2010) Written by: Geoffrey C. Ward (Episodes 1-9), Ken Burns (Episodes 1-11), David McMahon (Episodes 10-11), and Lynn Novick (Episodes 10 and 11). Directed by: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick Starring: John Chancellor (Narrator, 1994 Series), Keith David (Narrator, 2010 Series),Continue reading “TV Documentary/Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009’”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 19, 2021, or: The Burden of Grief, Regret, and Memory

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late mid-morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, July 19, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (27˚C ) under skies. With humidity at 57% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 79˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecast calls for thunderstorms to moveContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 19, 2021, or: The Burden of Grief, Regret, and Memory”