Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Topps Trading Card Series – Volume Two’

On April 16, 2016, Abrams ComicsArt, an imprint of Abrams Books, published Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Topps Trading Cards – Volume Two. Edited by Gary Gerani, this follow-up to Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Cards tells the story of how Gerani and his team of artists and designers created three “basic” cards series, asContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Topps Trading Card Series – Volume Two’”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 11, 2020: A Walk in the Florida Sun

Hello again, Dear Reader. Well, it is now 2:21 PM Eastern as I start writing this, and as I remarked earlier, it’s quite a summer-like day even though it’s Sunday, October 11, 2020. That’s one of the weather realities that we Floridians have to accept when we choose to live here, no matter if weContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 11, 2020: A Walk in the Florida Sun”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 11, 2020: Deeds, Not Words, and Coping with Depression

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida, and it is shaping up to be another summer-like day on this Sunday, October 11, 2020. Outside, the temperature outside is 86˚F (30˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 79% and a southwesterly breeze blowing at 10 MPH (16 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 11, 2020: Deeds, Not Words, and Coping with Depression”

Musings & Thoughts on a Hot October Afternoon Somewhere in Florida

Hello again, Dear Reader. It’s now late afternoon here in New Hometown, and so far, this second Saturday in October 2020 has been a hot day weatherwise. Not as hellishly hot as the past few days have been, but considering that it’s October and not August, it’s not exactly mild or even close to autumnal.Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts on a Hot October Afternoon Somewhere in Florida”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Musings & Thoughts on the Pandemic

Today is Saturday, October 10, 2020, the first day of the three-days-long Columbus Day Weekend. It’s also the 255th day since the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV (or COVID-19) in the United States was recorded at an urgent care clinic in Snohomish County, Washington. Since then, 7,670, 419 men, women, and childrenContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Musings & Thoughts on the Pandemic”

More Musings, More Thoughts for Friday, October 9,2020: Of Heat, Frustrations, & More Insignifica

Hello (again), Dear Reader. It’s afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida, and I’ll tell you, it’s yet another scorcher here. How hot is it, you ask? Well, per my phone’s AccuWeather app, the temperature in my area is 91˚F under partly sunny skies. The humidity is down a bit; 53% versus this morning’s reading ofContinue reading “More Musings, More Thoughts for Friday, October 9,2020: Of Heat, Frustrations, & More Insignifica”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 9, 2020: The Slings, Arrows of an Almost Sleepless Night & Other Insignifica

Good morning, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late morning here in New Hometown, Florida as I sit in my study/bedroom and start on this first blog post of the day. It looks as though it’s going to be hot – again – on this Friday, October 9, 2020. Currently, the temperature outside is 75˚F underContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 9, 2020: The Slings, Arrows of an Almost Sleepless Night & Other Insignifica”

More Musings, More Thoughts for Thursday, October 8, 2020

More Thoughts, More Musings for a Hot Thursday Afternoon Hello again, Dear Reader. It’s now mid-afternoon here New Hometown, Florida. As the post’s header points out, it is hot here; the current temperature outside is 92˚F under partly cloudy skies. With humidity at 52% and the wind blowing from the east at 3 MPH withContinue reading “More Musings, More Thoughts for Thursday, October 8, 2020”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 8, 2020: A Quick Morning Post, or: Waiting for ‘Picard’

Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to the Thursday, October 8, 2020 edition of Musings & Thoughts in A Certain Point of View, Too. It’s mid-morning here, although by the time you see this it will be past 11 AM in the Eastern time zone. Currently in New Hometown, Florida, the temperature is 74˚F under mostlyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 8, 2020: A Quick Morning Post, or: Waiting for ‘Picard’”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Tobias Beckett 6-inch Scale Action Figure

“You wanna know how I survived as long as I have? I trust no one. Assume everyone will betray you and you will never be disappointed.”  ―Tobias Beckett to Han Solo In February of 2018, Hasbro unveiled a three-figure wave from its Star Wars The Black Series collection of 6-inch scale action figures at the 115thContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Tobias Beckett 6-inch Scale Action Figure”