Musings & Thoughts for September 27, 2020: Absentee Ballots, Books, and Stormy Weather

Musings & Thoughts for September 27, 2020 Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning (past 9 AM) here on this last Sunday of September 2020. It’s going to be a hot, humid day; the current temperature outside is 80˚F (27˚C)  under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at a sticky 92% and a becalmed wind, rightContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for September 27, 2020: Absentee Ballots, Books, and Stormy Weather”

More Thoughts, More Musings on a Quiet September Afternoon, or: Memories of Sevilla 1988

When I was 25 years old and studying journalism at what was then the South Campus of Miami-Dade Community College,[1] I decided to participate in the Foreign Language Department’s Semester in Spain study-abroad program in Sevilla (Seville) for the Fall Term of the 1988-1989 school year. At the time I had a plethora of reasons,Continue reading “More Thoughts, More Musings on a Quiet September Afternoon, or: Memories of Sevilla 1988”

Musings for September 21, 2020: Last Day of Summer, or, All Good Things….

It is mid-morning here in my tiny corner of Florida on this last day of Summer 2020. Right now the temperature is 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius) under mostly cloudy skies. The forecast for my area says it will remain cloudy and humid, with a high temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius).Continue reading “Musings for September 21, 2020: Last Day of Summer, or, All Good Things….”

More Tales from a Constant Reader: Progress on ‘Twilight of the Gods’ & a Bit of Melancholy

Hi, there, Dear Reader. As I write this, it’s still early afternoon on Thursday, September 10, 2020. In my neck of the suburbs – so to speak – it is a typically hot late summer day; the temperature outside is 90˚F under mostly cloudy skies. According to my smartphone’s AccuWeather app, the “feels-like” temperature isContinue reading “More Tales from a Constant Reader: Progress on ‘Twilight of the Gods’ & a Bit of Melancholy”

Tales from a Constant Reader, or: Books, Memories, and Changed Circumstances

Well, it’s late morning here on this Wednesday, September 9, 2020, and in my corner of Florida, it looks like it’s going to be another hot and stormy late summer day. Right now, it’s 83˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies, although the feels-like temperature is 94˚F (34˚C). It’s a quiet – if perhaps a bitContinue reading “Tales from a Constant Reader, or: Books, Memories, and Changed Circumstances”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, August 2, 2020: Storms and Other Pieces of My Mind

Hello, there! Well, here we are on Sunday, August 2, 2020; it’s late morning in my little corner of Florida as I start this post –  I’m not the world’s best or fastest typist, so it will be past noon when I finally post this – and, as usual for the Sunshine State in summer,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, August 2, 2020: Storms and Other Pieces of My Mind”

Odds & Ends for July 24, 2020

Odds and Ends: July 24, 2020 Hi, there, Constant Reader. I hope you are safe, healthy, and practicing safe social distancing on this penultimate Friday of July 2020. As I sit down to write this in my little corner of Florida, it’s almost 2 PM Eastern (not that it matters, since I can’t publish thisContinue reading “Odds & Ends for July 24, 2020”

Musings & Thoughts for July 22, 2020: Just Another (Rainy) Day in Florida…and Other Issues

Just Another Day in Florida… Well, we’ve made it to Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – another day in COVID-19 era Florida. As I write this it’s almost 2:30 PM Eastern on a grey, cloudy, and occasionally rainy midweek afternoon. As someone who has lived in Florida for over 50 years, this is our “normal” weatherContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for July 22, 2020: Just Another (Rainy) Day in Florida…and Other Issues”

More Thoughts, More Musings on a Hot Florida Afternoon, July 21, 2020

Well, as I promised earlier, I am back on my WordPress blog. I don’t have a review for your reading pleasure; I though I might be inspired to write about a movie, music album, book, Star Wars collectible, or even a computer game. But at this point in July, it’s hard for me to comeContinue reading “More Thoughts, More Musings on a Hot Florida Afternoon, July 21, 2020”

Musings & Thoughts for July 21, 2010: A Quick Update

Hi, Constant Reader. I’m a bit pressed for time right now, but I just wanted to share an update about my toxic sibling Vicky. Yesterday, while I was checking my email accounts – yes, I have several – I found a response to an email I wrote in March to Vicky’s cousin Juan Manuel. InContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for July 21, 2010: A Quick Update”