Musings & Thoughts for September 26, 2022, or: Keeping a Weather Eye on Hurricane Ian


One of the things that I hate the most about living in Florida – any part of Florida, at that – is that its geographic location makes it a frequent target for tropical cyclones. Just look at a map of North America and you’ll see why the Sunshine State – also known as “America’s DroopyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for September 26, 2022, or: Keeping a Weather Eye on Hurricane Ian”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, September 22, 2022, or: Well, I Guess Blogging Isn’t a TOTAL Waste of Time…..


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida (a smallish city in the Tampa Bay area that is home to a sprawling planned community called Fish Hawk Ranches), and even though I’ve been up and about for almost two hours, I’m sleepy and tired. I had another restless night in which IContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, September 22, 2022, or: Well, I Guess Blogging Isn’t a TOTAL Waste of Time…..”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 9, 2022, or: Under the Shadow of the Mighty Cumulonimbus Clouds….


Here we go again, folks. As Friday morning transitions into Friday midday and afternoon on September 9, 2022, once again it is a steamy and rainy day in the Tampa Bay area. In fact, as I write this, it is raining on and off outside, and even though I can feel the heat making itsContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 9, 2022, or: Under the Shadow of the Mighty Cumulonimbus Clouds….”

Tempus Fugit, or: Is It Me, or Is It Hotter Now Than It Was in 1972?


Autumn in Florida feels like summer in Florida, at least in the first month of the season – as measured in meteorological terms, anyway. Today, Friday, September 2, is a typical day in the subtropics: it’s hot, humid, and potentially stormy; the temperature is 89°F (32°C), which is five degrees off the forecast high ofContinue reading “Tempus Fugit, or: Is It Me, or Is It Hotter Now Than It Was in 1972?”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, September 1, 2022, or: Another Month, Another Season Begin


Another month, another season. Well, it’s hard to believe, folks, but it’s September 1, which means the last quarter of 2022 started at midnight. So did meteorological autumn, although the more traditional date for the start of the fall season is the autumnal equinox, which this year falls on September 22, or three weeks fromContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, September 1, 2022, or: Another Month, Another Season Begin”

Tempus Fugit – Hurricane Andrew + 30 Edition, or: Remembering the Day After Landfall, August 25, 2022


Andrew Plus 30 As I sit here in my dimly lit bedroom/writer’s room/mancave in Lithia, Florida, it is another stifling hot late August morning where the heat seeps through the walls and warms my stocking feet underneath my desk. And even though the temperature outside is “only” 85°F/30°C, the bright subtropical sun and the highContinue reading “Tempus Fugit – Hurricane Andrew + 30 Edition, or: Remembering the Day After Landfall, August 25, 2022”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 24, 2022, or: My Most Treasured ‘Star Wars’ Collectible


If you’re a regular reader of A Certain Point of View, Too, you know – or should know by now – that I am a Star Wars fan. Even though I did not embrace George Lucas’s original 1977 film when it went to Miami theaters in early June of 1977, I eventually came around byContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 24, 2022, or: My Most Treasured ‘Star Wars’ Collectible”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 22,2022, or: Sibling Rivalry Stings, Even in Dreams


“People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.” ― Neil Gaiman Last night, or early this morning, I dreamed about my half-sister Vicky. It wasn’t one of those rare dreams in whichContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 22,2022, or: Sibling Rivalry Stings, Even in Dreams”

Tempus Fugit: or, Longing for All My Yesterdays in the Summer of ’22


Time’s Relentless March “It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.” ― Ally Condie, Matched As August 2022 reaches the two-thirds of the month mark and meteorological fall waits in the seasonal wings, my thoughts turn once again to the past, especially to theContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: or, Longing for All My Yesterdays in the Summer of ’22”

Tempus Fugit – August of 1972 Edition: The End of Summer Vacation is Nigh & Back-to-School Angst


Tempus Fugit “I blinked my eyes and in an instant, decades had passed.” ― John Mark Green, Taste the Wild Wonder: Poems Fifty years ago this month, my mom, my older half-sister Vicky (who had recently rejoined us after a brief but disastrous attempt to live with our maternal grandaunt Gabriela and stay in Bogota),Continue reading “Tempus Fugit – August of 1972 Edition: The End of Summer Vacation is Nigh & Back-to-School Angst”