Musings for Sunday, May 9, 2021, or: Why Today is Not a Happy Mother’s Day

Hi, there, Dear Reader. As I start writing this, It is early afternoon on Sunday, May 9, 2021. It a warm day, almost summer-like; the temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 12 MPH (19 KM/H) and humidity at 43%, the heat index is 85˚F (29˚C). TheContinue reading “Musings for Sunday, May 9, 2021, or: Why Today is Not a Happy Mother’s Day”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, April 20, 2021, or: Triggered by Thunderstorms!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late morning here on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, and the skies over New Hometown, Florida are dark, gloomy, and occasionally stormy. Presently, the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under light rain. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 6 MPH (9 KM/H) and humidity at 98%, the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, April 20, 2021, or: Triggered by Thunderstorms!”

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, April 7, 2021, or: A Day in the Life of a Mad Screenwriter

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. As I write this, the temperature outside is 74˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 69% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 72˚F (22˚C). Today we canContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 7, 2021, or: A Day in the Life of a Mad Screenwriter”

On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 1960s

I was born in 1963, eight months before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I started going to the movies in 1969; the first movie I remember seeing theaters was John Sturges’ 1963 World War II/POW action-adventure film The Great Escape. I saw that in a now-closed Bogota movie theater, the Almirante,Continue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 1960s”

On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 2010s

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Except for 2020 and the first quarter of 2021  – the Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic – I have gone to the movies in theaters as often as my circumstances allow. Even when I livedContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 2010s”

On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s

On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s I was born in 1963, eight months before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas and four months before MGM released John Sturges’ The Great Escape in theaters. And, as far as I can remember, I first went to a movie in a theater –Continue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1970s”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, March 12, 2021, or: Why I Miss My Old Home Town (While Reconciling Myself to Reality)

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here on Friday, March 12, 2021. It’s a nice day in New Hometown, Florida; the temperature – outside – is 80˚F (27˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 48% and a northeasterly breeze blowing at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 80˚F (27˚C). Today the highContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, March 12, 2021, or: Why I Miss My Old Home Town (While Reconciling Myself to Reality)”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 6, 2021, or: Another Trip Around the Sun – #58 – Ends, Another Begins

Hi, Dear Reader. Here in New Hometown, Florida it is almost mid-afternoon on Saturday, March 6, 2021. It’s chilly outside – at least by Florida standards – and a bit gray and almost gloomy. The temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. The forecast for today – scattered rain showers and a high ofContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 6, 2021, or: Another Trip Around the Sun – #58 – Ends, Another Begins”