Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 14, 2021, or: Of Rainy June Days & Closely-Watched Packages

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, June 14, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under rainy conditions. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing at 8 MPH (9 KM/H)  from the west-southwest, the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (24˚C). Today is going to be a wetContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 14, 2021, or: Of Rainy June Days & Closely-Watched Packages”

Movie Watcher Memories: Indiana Jones, Mom, and Me

It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage. – Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark It was 40 years ago, give or take a few days, that my mom, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, and I went to see Raiders of the Lost Ark, a new action-adventure movie produced by George Lucas, written by Lawrence Kasdan,Continue reading “Movie Watcher Memories: Indiana Jones, Mom, and Me”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 5, 2021, or: Broken Traditions, Lost Songbooks and the Persistence of Memory (and Grudges)

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, June 5, 2021. It is a hot summery day; the current temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 55% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index is 94˚F (34˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 5, 2021, or: Broken Traditions, Lost Songbooks and the Persistence of Memory (and Grudges)”

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!”

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”