Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, or: Of Reading Lists and Weighty Matters

About My October TBR List Well, with November 2021 not that far away, it’s time to check how I am doing with my To Be Read list for October.  Unfortunately, Dear Reader, I haven’t made much of a dent on that TBR list. Of all the books I’ve started reading this fall – starting lastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, or: Of Reading Lists and Weighty Matters”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 25, 2021, or: What Dreams May Come….

Last night I had a dream that can be best described as part memory, part wish-fulfillment fantasy. I was not only back in my old house in East Wind Lake Village, but I was in my early thirties, with no scraggly beard, just a few gray hairs at my temples, and with my Labrador retrieverContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 25, 2021, or: What Dreams May Come….”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 21, 2021, or: Remembering Arbetter’s – Hot Dog Nostalgia Strikes Again!

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon on Thursday, October 21, 2021. It’s a warm “autumn” day here in west-central Florida. Currently, the temperature is 84˚F (29˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 6 MPH (10 KM/H) and humidity at 36%, the heat index is 86˚F (30˚C). Today’s forecast callsContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 21, 2021, or: Remembering Arbetter’s – Hot Dog Nostalgia Strikes Again!”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 19, 2021, or: Excedrin Headache #2021

It’s almost midafternoon here in my corner of west central Florida on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. It is a warm day; the current temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11 MPH (17 KM/H) and humidity at 34%, the feels-like temperature is also 83˚F (28˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 19, 2021, or: Excedrin Headache #2021”

On Blu-ray Collecting: A Glimmer of Hope in the Continuing Saga of Late Pre-Orders

For those of you who are following the continuing saga of Perpetually Delayed Pre-Ordered Blu-rays, I have an optimistic update regarding the ship-out date of The Stand (2020). If you recall, July was a busy month for pre-orders on Amazon, at least for me. Some were of books that will be published between early OctoberContinue reading “On Blu-ray Collecting: A Glimmer of Hope in the Continuing Saga of Late Pre-Orders”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 2, 2021, or: Saturday is R&R Day

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida (more west than central, actually) on Saturday, October 2, 2021. It’s a hot autumn day; the current temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 48% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 10 MPH (17 KM/H), the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 2, 2021, or: Saturday is R&R Day”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 29, 2021, or: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream….

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of west-central Florida on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. It is a warm autumn day here in the Sunshine State; the temperature is 78˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) from the east-northeast and humidity at 48%, theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 29, 2021, or: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream….”

A Writer’s Tale: Of Names and Songs

Many years ago, when I still lived in Miami, Florida, I wrote a short story which was both a coming-of-age tale and also a look at an older man who must re-examine his youthful choices after a tragic incident kills his high school “crush.” As Reunion’s summary reads on the back cover and on itsContinue reading “A Writer’s Tale: Of Names and Songs”

Tempus Fugit…Again, or: My ‘Colombian Childhood’ is a Half-Century in the Past

Hey, there, Dear Reader. Welcome to another nostalgia-filled post in my occasional series, Tempus Fugit, in which I look back at certain periods of my so-called life, usually to remark that half-a-century has elapsed between Then and Present Day. Last night, while I was attempting to watch the first disc of Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueContinue reading “Tempus Fugit…Again, or: My ‘Colombian Childhood’ is a Half-Century in the Past”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Is the Myth of ‘Rugged Individualism’ Leading Us to National Suicide?

Poor baby wasn’t protected by her parents. We as a people just really suck right now. – Sean Goulding on Twitter, September 10, 2021. What is wrong with Americans these days, anyway? According to the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University, 655,875 Americans – men, women, and children – have died from COVID-19, a novelContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Is the Myth of ‘Rugged Individualism’ Leading Us to National Suicide?”