On Movies & Movie Watching: Happy – and Bittersweet – Anniversary, ‘Star Wars’ Prequels!

On Monday, May 16, 2022, many Facebook groups devoted to Star Wars – including the Non-Toxic Star Wars Fanbase and igrewupstarwars.com – featured a plethora of posts devoted to the 20th anniversary of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’ theatrical release. Today, May 19, 2022, also marks the anniversary of the premiere –Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Watching: Happy – and Bittersweet – Anniversary, ‘Star Wars’ Prequels!”

Tempus Fugit: Trying to Remember the Merry Month of May…of 1972

As readers of A Certain Point of View, Too know – all too well, I’m sure – this year is full of many “anniversary dates,” some of which are personal and others which are shared, either because they’re historic events or are related to pop culture. Because 2022 – especially this time of year –Continue reading “Tempus Fugit: Trying to Remember the Merry Month of May…of 1972”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 17, 2022, or: The Rabbit-Hole of Memory

So, this week – yesterday, in fact – marks the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the fifth Star Wars feature film and the second installment of the Prequel Trilogy. As it happens, I saw Attack of the Clones on Opening Day at the now (sadly)Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 17, 2022, or: The Rabbit-Hole of Memory”

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 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”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, February 17, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Sad Memories

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning/early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, February 17, 2022. It is a balmy “winter” day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 75% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 13 MPH (21 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, February 17, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Sad Memories”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 31, 2021, or: That’s a Wrap for ’21 – Part Two

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Friday, December 31, 2021. It is a warm winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, it is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 71% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 31, 2021, or: That’s a Wrap for ’21 – Part Two”

Holiday Countdown 2021, or: Sure, I Ain’t in Paradise, But I Ain’t Awash in Dysfunctional Drama Either!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning – almost midday, really – here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. It’s a chilly early winter day – gray, overcast, and cold. The current temperature is 60˚F (16˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the northwest at 9 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Holiday Countdown 2021, or: Sure, I Ain’t in Paradise, But I Ain’t Awash in Dysfunctional Drama Either!”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, November 24, 2021, or: One Holiday, Two Different Visions

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of west-central Florida on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. It’s a cold late fall day. Currently, the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 69% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 12 MPH (19 KM/H), the wind-chill factor is 62˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, November 24, 2021, or: One Holiday, Two Different Visions”