Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 8, 2022, or: Mother’s Day 2022

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, May 8, 2022. It is a hot spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 84°F (29°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 7 MPH (13 KM/H), the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 8, 2022, or: Mother’s Day 2022”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 7, 2022, or: The Weekend is Here, and So is the Rainy Season

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midday here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, May 7, 2022. It’s a warm but cloudy day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 79°F (26) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 83% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 7, 2022, or: The Weekend is Here, and So is the Rainy Season”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 1, 2022, or: At Least We Had a Bloomin’ Onion…..

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Sunday, May 1, 2022. It is a warm spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 88% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 1, 2022, or: At Least We Had a Bloomin’ Onion…..”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, April 24, 2022, or: Plan A Didn’t Pan Out, So Here’s Plan B

Hi, there, Dear Reader. Today I was going to write another post about Crusade in Europe, one of my favorite games from when I owned my first home computer, an Apple IIe with a color monitor and an Imagewriter dot-matrix printer. That was a gift I received from my Uncle Sixto Diaz-Granados 35 years agoContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, April 24, 2022, or: Plan A Didn’t Pan Out, So Here’s Plan B”

50 Years On: The Childhood I (Inadvertently) Forgot

Fifty years – a half-century – have come and gone since my childhood in Colombia ended, and my American childhood resumed after a six-year span of time away from my hometown of Miami, Florida. My family’s unexpected “reverse migration” from Bogota, Colombia’s Andean capital city, in the spring of 1972 was precipitated by a cerebralContinue reading “50 Years On: The Childhood I (Inadvertently) Forgot”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 26, 2022, or: A Late Start Today

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, March 26, 2022. It’s a cool spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 39% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 26, 2022, or: A Late Start Today”

50 Years On: Remembering – or Trying to Remember – March of 1972 is No Easy Thing

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, March 21, 2022. It is a warm first day of astronomical spring in the Tampa Bay area; meteorological spring began on March 1. Currently, the temperature is 80˚ F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11Continue reading “50 Years On: Remembering – or Trying to Remember – March of 1972 is No Easy Thing”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 9, 2022, or: Waiting for ‘West Side Story’ to Ship (and Other Concerns)

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. It is a warm, muggy spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 70% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 13 MPH (22 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 9, 2022, or: Waiting for ‘West Side Story’ to Ship (and Other Concerns)”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 8, 2022, or: On Hitting the Half-Century Mark After a Life-Changing Event…and Unreliable Memories

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. It is a hot early spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), it feelsContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 8, 2022, or: On Hitting the Half-Century Mark After a Life-Changing Event…and Unreliable Memories”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 6, 2022, or: On Muted Birthday Observations and Other Topics

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, March 6, 2022. It is a warm ˚spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 38% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 13 MPH (21 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 6, 2022, or: On Muted Birthday Observations and Other Topics”