Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 30, 2023, or: Insomnia Strikes Again, the Clock Ticks as My 60th Birthday Comes Nigh, and Other Concerns


Hi, there, Dear Reader.  It’s late morning here in Lithia on Monday, January 30, 2023, and as far as I can tell, it’s a nice – if a bit humid – Florida winter day. (Of course, by the time I publish this, it will be early afternoon; I’m a mostly accurate typist, but not aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 30, 2023, or: Insomnia Strikes Again, the Clock Ticks as My 60th Birthday Comes Nigh, and Other Concerns”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 27, 2023, or: My Thursday Night at the Movies*


* At home, with movies in my Blu-ray collection, not at “the movies.” Hi, there, Dear Reader. Last night I watched Amazon Women on the Moon, which was co-directed by John Landis, Joe Dante, Peter Horton, Robert K. Weiss, and Carl Gottlieb, and stars, according to the main titles sequence, “Lots of Actors.“ If youContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 27, 2023, or: My Thursday Night at the Movies*”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: My To Be Watched (TBW) List for Late January 2023


With the end of January just one week away and the start of February just around the corner, it’s a good time to revisit my To Be Watched list for the first month of 2023. Since I am not sure about when I will be moving to Brandon – all I know is that IContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: My To Be Watched (TBW) List for Late January 2023”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ – Hey, a Guy CAN Change His Mind…if He Can Afford To, Anyway


Remember, Dear Reader, when I told you yesterday that I’d canceled a couple of movie pre-orders on Amazon due to necessary budget cuts? I didn’t have a long list of pre-orders, mind you, especially for titles with January 2023 release dates, such as Groundhog Day: 30th Anniversary Edition (January 10) and Young Sherlock Holmes (JanuaryContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ – Hey, a Guy CAN Change His Mind…if He Can Afford To, Anyway”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 17, 2023, or: Some (Superficial) Observations About ‘Operation Downfall’ and a Brief Life Update


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Although the cold snap that has held the Tampa Bay area in a vise grip throughout the long Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend is easing off and the temperature is 70°F/21°C, I am still having trouble coping withContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 17, 2023, or: Some (Superficial) Observations About ‘Operation Downfall’ and a Brief Life Update”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 16, 2023, or: A Quick Preview of Things to Come on ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Monday, January 16, 2023 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States – and here in Lithia, Florida, it is late morning. It’s chilly – 57°F/14°C under sunny skies – and even though it’s going to warm up to 67°F/19°F and the afternoon will be sunny andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 16, 2023, or: A Quick Preview of Things to Come on ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 15, 2023, or: Winter in Florida – Nice, Sunny, But a Bit Chilly


Midmonth Chill Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, January 15, 2023. A cold front passed through the area yesterday morning, and even though temperatures today are higher than they were 24 hours ago (53°F/11°C under sunny conditions as I write this), it’s still chilly – at least forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 15, 2023, or: Winter in Florida – Nice, Sunny, But a Bit Chilly”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 14, 2023, or: Low Temperatures, Cold Symptoms Put the Kibosh on a Planned Book Review


A cold front passed through Central Florida between yesterday afternoon and early this morning, so the temperature in Lithia (as I write this) is 47°F/8°C under mostly cloudy skies on Saturday, January 14, 2023. The house is warmer than that, thank the Force, but I still have that nagging cold, and the combination of lowContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 14, 2023, or: Low Temperatures, Cold Symptoms Put the Kibosh on a Planned Book Review”