Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 6, 2022, or: Old Movies, a TV Set, and Me on a Summer Friday Night in Florida


Another weekend, another hot and stormy day in the Tampa Bay area. Last night was yet another somewhat unexciting and lonely evening; the Caregiver has taken to staying in the master bedroom after work hours, supposedly grieving over the recent death of her boyfriend and spending countless hours by herself. Sometimes she reads nothing butContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 6, 2022, or: Old Movies, a TV Set, and Me on a Summer Friday Night in Florida”

On Books & Reading, or: Slow Progress with My TBR List is the New Reality for Me


“I cannot live without books.”  ― Thomas Jefferson Well, it’s August 1, 2022, Dear Reader. Another month has receded in life’s rear-view mirror, while another begins. As you know, I have been a reader for as long as I can remember. Even though I was born at the tail end of the Baby Boom, andContinue reading “On Books & Reading, or: Slow Progress with My TBR List is the New Reality for Me”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 29, 2021, or: Carefully Watched Amazon Packages – The Saga Continues


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. It is a hot early winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under mostly cloudy skies.  With humidity at 60% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 29, 2021, or: Carefully Watched Amazon Packages – The Saga Continues”

On Family History: Rainy Days & Mondays Bring Back Weird Memories


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of Florida on Monday, September 6, 2021. It is a rainy early fall day here. Currently, the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 61%, the heat index isContinue reading “On Family History: Rainy Days & Mondays Bring Back Weird Memories”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, or: Coping with Yesterday


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday here in New Hometown, Florida, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The present temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat index is 98˚F (36˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showersContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, or: Coping with Yesterday”

Musings for Tuesday, April 13, 2021: or ‘Hemingway’ and Life in a House with One CATV-Connected Television Set


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 2 MPH (4 KM/H) and humidity at 59%, the feels-like temperature is 75˚F (24˚C). Today’s forecast calls for a high ofContinue reading “Musings for Tuesday, April 13, 2021: or ‘Hemingway’ and Life in a House with One CATV-Connected Television Set”

Past Time: The Curious Case of the Blu-ray Player and the Irate Sibling


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon on Saturday, April 10, 2021 here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 64% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 15 MPH (21 KM/H), the heat index is 84˚F (29˚C). Today, we can expect partly sunny skiesContinue reading “Past Time: The Curious Case of the Blu-ray Player and the Irate Sibling”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 3, 2021, or: Why I’m Not Looking Forward to Friday


Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. It’s a mild late winter day by Florida standards; the temperature is 71˚F (22˚C)  under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 11 MPH (19 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 71˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 3, 2021, or: Why I’m Not Looking Forward to Friday”

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”

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…..”