Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 25, 2020, or: Of Wi-Fi Issues, Upcoming Reviews, and (Star) Trekkin’ On

 Hi there, Dear Reader, and welcome to another edition of Musings & Thoughts. It’s Friday, September 25, 2020, and as I write this it’s late morning in my corner of Florida. The current temperature is 79˚F under mostly sunny skies; with humidity at a whopping 89% and a 3 MPH breeze blowing from the east-northeast,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 25, 2020, or: Of Wi-Fi Issues, Upcoming Reviews, and (Star) Trekkin’ On”

More Thoughts, More Musings on a Quiet September Afternoon, or: Memories of Sevilla 1988

When I was 25 years old and studying journalism at what was then the South Campus of Miami-Dade Community College,[1] I decided to participate in the Foreign Language Department’s Semester in Spain study-abroad program in Sevilla (Seville) for the Fall Term of the 1988-1989 school year. At the time I had a plethora of reasons,Continue reading “More Thoughts, More Musings on a Quiet September Afternoon, or: Memories of Sevilla 1988”

Musings for September 21, 2020: Last Day of Summer, or, All Good Things….

It is mid-morning here in my tiny corner of Florida on this last day of Summer 2020. Right now the temperature is 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius) under mostly cloudy skies. The forecast for my area says it will remain cloudy and humid, with a high temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius).Continue reading “Musings for September 21, 2020: Last Day of Summer, or, All Good Things….”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 16, 2020: More Stormy Weather

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s just past 5 AM Eastern in my corner of Florida, and it’s still dark outside. Right now, the temperature outside is 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius) under partly cloudy skies. As usual for a late summer day in the subtropics, the forecast for today says it’s going to beContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 16, 2020: More Stormy Weather”

More Tales from a Constant Reader: Progress on ‘Twilight of the Gods’ & a Bit of Melancholy

Hi, there, Dear Reader. As I write this, it’s still early afternoon on Thursday, September 10, 2020. In my neck of the suburbs – so to speak – it is a typically hot late summer day; the temperature outside is 90˚F under mostly cloudy skies. According to my smartphone’s AccuWeather app, the “feels-like” temperature isContinue reading “More Tales from a Constant Reader: Progress on ‘Twilight of the Gods’ & a Bit of Melancholy”

Tales from a Constant Reader, or: Books, Memories, and Changed Circumstances

Well, it’s late morning here on this Wednesday, September 9, 2020, and in my corner of Florida, it looks like it’s going to be another hot and stormy late summer day. Right now, it’s 83˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies, although the feels-like temperature is 94˚F (34˚C). It’s a quiet – if perhaps a bitContinue reading “Tales from a Constant Reader, or: Books, Memories, and Changed Circumstances”

Musings & Thoughts, Labor Day 2020

Labor Day 2020 It’s late afternoon here in my corner of Florida; right now the weather outside is typical of the wet season – hot, muggy, and, after a passing thunderstorm, partly sunny. The temperature is 89˚F (32˚C), but with humidity at 64% and an easterly breeze blowing at 6 MPH, the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts, Labor Day 2020”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 4, 2020

Well, Dear Reader, it’s Friday, September 4, 2020 – the first weekend of the ninth month of perhaps one of the worst years I’ve ever lived through, on par with 2015. It’s also the start of the Labor Day weekend, which is not exactly one of my favorite holidays, but whatever. Right now, it’s stillContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 4, 2020”

What’s on My TBR List? Reading List for August 2020

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ― Groucho Marx Well, it’s August 28, 2020, and the eighth month of perhaps the weirdest year in recent memory is receding swiftly into the proverbial rear-view mirror of our lives. As political divisions,Continue reading “What’s on My TBR List? Reading List for August 2020”

Thoughts & Musings on a Rainy Friday, August 21, 2020

Hi there, Dear Reader. As I write this, it’s mid-afternoon here in my corner of Florida, and it’s a dreary, stormy one at that, too. Currently, the temperature outside is 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31 degrees Celsius) under rainy conditions; with humidity at 74% and a southwesterly breeze blowing at 6 MPH, the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings on a Rainy Friday, August 21, 2020”