‘Cold Waters’ Campaign Update: The War Heats Up in the South China Sea as USS Hampton Enters Fray

Hello again, Dear Reader, and welcome to another post in A Certain Point of View, Too. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The current temperature is 71˚F (23˚C) under partly sunny skies; with the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “‘Cold Waters’ Campaign Update: The War Heats Up in the South China Sea as USS Hampton Enters Fray”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, February 23, 2021, or: Milestones, Subs, and Other Flights of Fancy

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 46% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚C). We exceeded the forecast high of 77˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, February 23, 2021, or: Milestones, Subs, and Other Flights of Fancy”

Adventures in Screenwriting: Starting Here, Starting Now….

Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to another post here on A Certain Point of View, Too. It’s early afternoon on Friday, February 19, 2021, and it’s almost summery here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (27˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 75% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest atContinue reading “Adventures in Screenwriting: Starting Here, Starting Now….”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, February 17, 2021, or: Adventures in Screenwriting – The Tale of the Sleep-Deprived Scribbler

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s a cold and gray afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 87% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 4 MPH (13 KM/H). the feels-like temperature is 64˚F (18˚C). The forecast for theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, February 17, 2021, or: Adventures in Screenwriting – The Tale of the Sleep-Deprived Scribbler”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, February 16, 2021: My Top Five Pet Peeves

Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome once again to A Certain Point of View, Too. It’s late afternoon in New Hometown – and chilly, too. Currently, the temperature is 68˚F (18˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 9 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidity at 53%, the feels-like temperature is 68˚F (18˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, February 16, 2021: My Top Five Pet Peeves”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, February 14, 2021, or: A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s close to midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies; with humidity at 62% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 19 MPH (31 KM/H) the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, February 14, 2021, or: A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, February 13, 2021: Mortuus luctrus patris mei

This column was originally published in the February 13, 1986 issue of Catalyst, Miami-Dade Community College – South Campus’s student newspaper. I’m proud to have been his son Alex Diaz-Granados Opinions Editor Early in the morning of Feb. 13, 1965, a C-46 transport was cleared for takeoff from Miami International Airport. There were no passengers aboard, justContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, February 13, 2021: Mortuus luctrus patris mei”

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: or, Remembering My ‘Other’ Childhood

“I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.” ― Neil Gaiman,Continue reading “It Was 50 Years Ago Today: or, Remembering My ‘Other’ Childhood”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Death Toll Continues to Rise – Here’s One Reason Why

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s a cold late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, February 4, 2021. How cold is it? Well, the current temperature is 57˚F (14˚C) under sunny skies. With the breeze blowing from the east-southeast at 5 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is also 57˚F (14˚C)  The rest ofContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Death Toll Continues to Rise – Here’s One Reason Why”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 31, 2021, or: A ‘Lazy Sunday’ Indeed

Hello again, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 14 MPH (22 KM/H) and humidity at 57%, the feels-like temperature is  75˚F (25˚C). Today we can expect partly sunny skiesContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 31, 2021, or: A ‘Lazy Sunday’ Indeed”