Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 2, 2021, or: Revisiting ‘The Hobbit’ Movie Trilogy and Other Trivial Pursuits

Hello there! It’s late morning in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 2, 2021. It’s yet another hot midsummer’s day, and from the looks of it, it is going to be stormy, as well. Currently, the temperature is 88˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the south-southwestContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 2, 2021, or: Revisiting ‘The Hobbit’ Movie Trilogy and Other Trivial Pursuits”

On Books & Reading: About ‘MacTrump’ and other Trumpian Titles

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 11 MPH (18 KM/H) and humidity at 58%, the feels-like temperature is 99˚F (37˚C) The forecast for today calls for light rain throughout theContinue reading “On Books & Reading: About ‘MacTrump’ and other Trumpian Titles”

I’m a Teller of Tales: An Excerpt from ‘Reunion: A Story’

10:55 a.m.: South Miami Senior High School: A Classroom: On the last day of school, things always seem to take place at a slower pace than usual, especially after the last final exams have been completed. Since Finals Week is so markedly different from the norm, with schedules switched to accommodate final exams, there isContinue reading “I’m a Teller of Tales: An Excerpt from ‘Reunion: A Story’”

I’m a Teller of Tales: Excerpt from ‘Reunion: A Story’

Forgotten Dreams: 14th of June 1983 11 a.m.: South Miami Senior High/ The Library I had been sitting in the library for nearly an hour when fatigue and emotional exhaustion finally caught up with me. I’d been leafing listlessly through the final issue of the school newspaper and had nearly finished the lead article (AssistantContinue reading “I’m a Teller of Tales: Excerpt from ‘Reunion: A Story’”

On Books & Reading: A Trifecta of Trump-Themed Tomes

Hi there! It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Presently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing at 1 MPH and humidity at 69%, the heat index is 90˚F (32˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showers and a high of 89˚F (32˚C). Tonight,Continue reading “On Books & Reading: A Trifecta of Trump-Themed Tomes”

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 Sunday, July 18, 2021, or: When Past & Present Collide

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Currently the temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 7 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 93˚F (34˚C). Today’s forecast is a repeat of yesterday’s –Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 18, 2021, or: When Past & Present Collide”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 11, 2021, or: How I Spent My Saturday Night

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon on Sunday, July 11, 2021 here in New Hometown, Florida.  It’s another hot, muggy, and possibly rainy summer day in this part of the Sunshine State: the current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 6 MPH (10 KM/H)Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 11, 2021, or: How I Spent My Saturday Night”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 24, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Runneth Over

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The current temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (24˚C). Today’s forecast: thunderstorms will roll through our areaContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 24, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Runneth Over”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 23, 2021, or: The Long, Long Morning of an Unwilling Insomniac

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) and humidity at 63%, the feels-like temperature is 79˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showers andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 23, 2021, or: The Long, Long Morning of an Unwilling Insomniac”