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 15, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different – Part Two

More Karaoke Madness I am not the world’s greatest singer. I will be the first to admit it. But I have a good ear for music – that’s what my high school chorus teacher, Ms. Owen, once told me, anyway – and I did enjoy my two-and-a-half years as a singer in the men’s andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 15, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different – Part Two”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 14, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different….

Annoying Phrases Today on Twitter, I came across a tweet by @KaylaChowShow: What word or phrase do people use that you can’t stand? Here’s what I replied: “At the end of the day.” “Irregardless.” “Trump is the best President in U.S. history.” “Do your own research.” Karaoke Madness Before I moved to the Tampa BayContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 14, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different….”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 7, 2022, or: The Weekend is Here, and So is the Rainy Season

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midday here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, May 7, 2022. It’s a warm but cloudy day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 79°F (26) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 83% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 7, 2022, or: The Weekend is Here, and So is the Rainy Season”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, April 28, 2022, or: Life Creeps in This Petty Pace….

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, AndContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, April 28, 2022, or: Life Creeps in This Petty Pace….”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 20, 2022, or: I’m in a Miami State of Mind

Well, it’s Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – Hump Day, Midweek Madness, When-the-Heck-Does-the-Weekend-Start Day – here in my corner of Lithia, Florida. I have some relaxing classical music playing on Amazon Music – Essential Mozart: 32 of His Greatest Masterpieces – as I sit at my desk and gather my thoughts to write this – myContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 20, 2022, or: I’m in a Miami State of Mind”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, April 7, 2022, or: The Rainy Season Cometh! And So Doth Lightning!

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, April 7, 2022. It’s also a warm if gray and ominous-looking spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (27˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 14 MPH (22Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, April 7, 2022, or: The Rainy Season Cometh! And So Doth Lightning!”

50 Years On: The Childhood I (Inadvertently) Forgot

Fifty years – a half-century – have come and gone since my childhood in Colombia ended, and my American childhood resumed after a six-year span of time away from my hometown of Miami, Florida. My family’s unexpected “reverse migration” from Bogota, Colombia’s Andean capital city, in the spring of 1972 was precipitated by a cerebralContinue reading “50 Years On: The Childhood I (Inadvertently) Forgot”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 9, 2022, or: Waiting for ‘West Side Story’ to Ship (and Other Concerns)

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. It is a warm, muggy spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 70% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 13 MPH (22 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 9, 2022, or: Waiting for ‘West Side Story’ to Ship (and Other Concerns)”