Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 18, 2022, or: The First Hints of Autumn (Florida-Style), and My ‘Exciting’ Saturday Night


Goodbye to Summer? It’s beginning to feel like autumn. No, the leaves on the trees aren’t changing color, at least not this far south, and not with most trees that grow in Florida. And there is no chill – beyond that of an air conditioning unit set below 78 degrees – that nips the airContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 18, 2022, or: The First Hints of Autumn (Florida-Style), and My ‘Exciting’ Saturday Night”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 24, 2022, or: Whew! I Thought I’d Never Do a Blog Post Today!


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, June 24, 2022. It is a sizzling summer day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 94°F (34°C) under mostly sunny conditions. With humidity at 55% and the wind blowing from the west at 8 MPH (15 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 24, 2022, or: Whew! I Thought I’d Never Do a Blog Post Today!”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 12, 2021, or: South Miami High Celebrated its 50th Birthday This Week


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in west-central Florida on Friday, November 12, 2021. It’s a warm late autumn day. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 74% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 2 MPH (4 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 79˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 12, 2021, or: South Miami High Celebrated its 50th Birthday This Week”

Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’


Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. It is a hot, rainy, and overall dreary day. The current temperature is 89˚F (29˚C) under rainy conditions. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 91˚FContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’”

Memories of a College Journalist: Writing Unsigned Editorials


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, August 28, 2021. It is a hot, sunny, and humid late summer day. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 56% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 11 MPH (17 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Writing Unsigned Editorials”

Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Amerika’


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 26, 2021. It’s a bit cooler than usual for a late summer morning in the Sunshine State; the current temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) fromContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Amerika’”

Memories of a College Journalist: Promotions & Reviews


Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 23, 2021. It’s hot and sticky outside. The current temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 60% and the wind blowing at a weak 1 MPH (1 KM/H) from the south-southwest, it feels like 94˚F (34˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Promotions & Reviews”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, August 6, 2021, or: The Wisdom of the Author as a Young Man


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, August 6, 2021. Today is going to be another typical summer-in-Florida day. Currently, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and a southeasterly breeze blowing at 5 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 85˚F (31˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, August 6, 2021, or: The Wisdom of the Author as a Young Man”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 23, 2021, or: How I Went to Movies So Bad I Had to Leave the Theater Before the End


Greetings, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, July 23, 2021. It is going to be another scorching summer day. The current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 23, 2021, or: How I Went to Movies So Bad I Had to Leave the Theater Before the End”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, July 22, 2021, or: Well, I DID Give it the ‘Old College Try’


Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and the wind blowing at 1 MPH (2 KM/H) from the west-northwest, the heat index is 97˚F (36˚C). It’s going to be hot outside today:Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, July 22, 2021, or: Well, I DID Give it the ‘Old College Try’”