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 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”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 5, 2021, or: Winter Chills in Florida…and ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ Joins My Blu-ray Collection

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s just past noon here in New Hometown, Florida, and by the standards of the Sunshine State, it’s a wee bit nippy. Right now the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 4 MPH (7 KM/H) and humidity at 49%, the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 5, 2021, or: Winter Chills in Florida…and ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ Joins My Blu-ray Collection”

More Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 27, 2020, or: It’s Nice to Be Out for a Walk in December!

Well, I did go for that walk outside. It’s 68˚F (20˚C) now, and that’s the high for today, so even though it’s cool by New Hometown, FL standards, it was actually quite pleasant out there. I went outdoors while the sun was still out and above the horizon. Now it’s almost sunset and it’s gettingContinue reading “More Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 27, 2020, or: It’s Nice to Be Out for a Walk in December!”

Musings for Saturday, December 26, 2020, or: Baby, It’s C-C-C-Cold Outside!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Saturday, December 26, 2020, and it is early afternoon in New Hometown, FL. Currently, the temperature is 52˚F (11˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind becalmed and humidity at 28%, the feels-like temperature is 52˚F (11˚C).  According to my computer’s Weather app, we have reached our forecast high of  52˚FContinue reading “Musings for Saturday, December 26, 2020, or: Baby, It’s C-C-C-Cold Outside!”

Musings & Thoughts for December 25, 2020, or: Christmas, 2020-Style

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s almost noon on December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day). This is my fifth Christmas in New Hometown, and boy, is it cold here. Currently, the temperature is 46˚F (8˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 6 MPH (9 KM/H) and humidity at 52%, the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for December 25, 2020, or: Christmas, 2020-Style”

Musings & Thoughts for December 24, 2020, or: The Ghosts of Christmases Present….and Past

The Ghosts of Christmases Present….and Past Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Currently, the temperature in New Hometown, Florida is 81˚F (27˚C) under mostly cloudy conditions. With the wind blowing from the southwest at 10 MPH (17 KM/H) and humidity at 58%, the feels-like temperature is 82˚F (28˚C). WeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for December 24, 2020, or: The Ghosts of Christmases Present….and Past”

Life in the Times of COVID-19: If It’s Blursday, It Must Be Florida

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s almost noon on Monday, December 21, 2020, and here in New Hometown, Florida it is a chilly – for the subtropics – day. Currently, the temperature is 63˚F (17˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the northwest at 9 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidity at 83%, the feels-likeContinue reading “Life in the Times of COVID-19: If It’s Blursday, It Must Be Florida”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 20, 2020, or: Last-Minute (Literally!) Christmas Shopping Crunch

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s Sunday, December 20, 2020, and it is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 70˚F (21˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast (but more from the south) at 10 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidity at 75%, the heat index is also 70˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 20, 2020, or: Last-Minute (Literally!) Christmas Shopping Crunch”