Memory Lane: A Reporter Sums Up His Seville Experience, Part I

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 59%, the feels-like temperature is 85˚F (30˚C). The rest of the afternoon is supposedContinue reading “Memory Lane: A Reporter Sums Up His Seville Experience, Part I”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 27, 2020, or: How I Survived Thanksgiving 2020 & John Denver Gets the ‘Beautiful Music’ Treatment

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon on Friday, November 27, 2020, and it is a quiet one here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and an east southeasterly breeze blowing at 2 MPH (3 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 84˚F (29˚C). The forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 27, 2020, or: How I Survived Thanksgiving 2020 & John Denver Gets the ‘Beautiful Music’ Treatment”

Memory Lane: Thanksgiving 1988 & Semester’s End

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s Wednesday, November 25, 2020, and it is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (27˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 62% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 15 MPH (23 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 82˚F (28˚C). The forecast high for todayContinue reading “Memory Lane: Thanksgiving 1988 & Semester’s End”

Memory Lane: A Reporter Remembers His Experiences in November ’88 as a Student in Seville

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11 MPH (17 KM/H) and humidity at 60%, the feels-like temperature is…  78˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecast calls for a high ofContinue reading “Memory Lane: A Reporter Remembers His Experiences in November ’88 as a Student in Seville”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 23, 2020, or: Dead End for NaNoWriMo & Unsettling News from Miami

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, November 23, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 55% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 9 MPH (15 KM/H), the heat index is 76 ˚F (24˚C). The forecast for tonight calls for clearContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 23, 2020, or: Dead End for NaNoWriMo & Unsettling News from Miami”

Memory Lane: Futbol & Friendship in Sevilla, 1988

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s Friday, November 20, 2020, and here in New Hometown, Florida it is early afternoon on a (relatively) fall-like day in the sub-tropics. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (25˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 13 MPH (21 KM/H) and humidity at 66%, the heatContinue reading “Memory Lane: Futbol & Friendship in Sevilla, 1988”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 19, 2020, or: The Ghosts of Thanksgivings Past…and Present

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Currently, the temperature here is 73˚F (23˚C) under partly skies. With the wind blowing at 12 MPH (19 KM/H) from the east-northeast and humidity at 65%, the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (23˚C). The forecast for tonight calls forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 19, 2020, or: The Ghosts of Thanksgivings Past…and Present”

Memory Lane: Off to Spain in ’88

In the fall of 1988, I participated in the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) Semester in Spain Program, in which I joined a group of 42 students from various colleges and universities from across the U.S. in a 12-week-long “accelerated semester” in Sevilla (Seville), Spain. From September 21 to mid-December of 1988, the membersContinue reading “Memory Lane: Off to Spain in ’88”

If I Could Travel Back in Time…..

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, November 16, 2020. Presently, the temperature is 80˚F (26˚C) under mostly sunny skies; with humidity at 71% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 7 MPH (11 KM/H), the heat index is 80˚F (26˚C). The forecast for tonight calls forContinue reading “If I Could Travel Back in Time…..”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 14, 2020, or: The Misadventures of a Sleep-Deprived Floridian

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late afternoon here (almost 4 PM Eastern) as I write this in my claustrophobic corner of Florida. Presently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the east at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 88˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 14, 2020, or: The Misadventures of a Sleep-Deprived Floridian”