Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges


Regiments: The Battle for a ‘Hot’ Zone Last night, after trying – and failing – to choose a movie or TV show to watch, I decided to play Regiments again. Once more I selected the Skirmish titled Raw Power, which depicts a fictional 1989 battle near what looks like a nuclear plant in what wasContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 7, 2022, or: Summer Doesn’t Want to Go Away; Paramount’s New ‘Star Trek’ Box Set is On Its Way…But NOT at Warp Speed


Another (Hot) Day in “Paradise” Well, here we are at midweek on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, one week into meteorological fall – the more traditional astronomical fall doesn’t start till Thursday, September 22 – and it’s still hellishly hot here in Lithia, Florida. It’s not even midday – as I write this, anyway – andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 7, 2022, or: Summer Doesn’t Want to Go Away; Paramount’s New ‘Star Trek’ Box Set is On Its Way…But NOT at Warp Speed”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 5, 2022, or: I Dream of Restful Nights and Adventures in Deep Space


“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” ― Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues Well, that’s more like it. After two consecutive nights – Friday and Saturday – marred by bouts of sleeplessness and a not-so-great weekend, last night I fell asleep at a reasonable timeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 5, 2022, or: I Dream of Restful Nights and Adventures in Deep Space”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 17, 2022, or: Movies, Wargames, and Headaches Do Not a Tuesday Night Make


My Tuesday Movie Night: Dinosaurs, Locusts, and Commie Invaders This morning I updated my Collection page in my Member profile at http://www.bluray.com and moved three titles – Jurassic World Dominion – Steelbook (Expanded Edition), Jurassic World: Ultimate Collection, and Red Dawn: Collector’s Edition from the Ordered section to Owned. The package with those pre-orders arrivedContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 17, 2022, or: Movies, Wargames, and Headaches Do Not a Tuesday Night Make”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….


Well, if all goes well tomorrow, my Blu-ray collection will be somewhat larger once my three – yep, three – Amazon pre-orders arrive here in lovely Lithia, Florida as scheduled. I was originally only expecting one, the Shout! Factory’s Collector’s Edition 4K UHD release of 1984’s Red Dawn. It’s one of my few “guilty pleasures”Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….”

Weekend Update for Sunday, August 14, 2022, or: What? Rain Again? Hey, It’s Just Florida in Summer…


“A person should always be willing to adjust for a rainy day. That was a good attitude in all of life, but was a reality to the way of life for those residing in Florida.” ― M. Reali-Elliott, Summer 20XX It’s early afternoon on a mid-August Sunday in the Tampa Bay area, and it’s notContinue reading “Weekend Update for Sunday, August 14, 2022, or: What? Rain Again? Hey, It’s Just Florida in Summer…”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, August 11, 2022, or: Ushering Out the Dog Days of Summer with Thunderstorms and Sexy Movies*


Technically, one sexy movie. Well, today, August 11, 2022, is the last of the so-called Dog Days of Summer, which this year began on July 3. These are usually the hottest days of the year throughout the Northern Hemisphere, although here in Florida (and the subtropical zone in general) we still have to go throughContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, August 11, 2022, or: Ushering Out the Dog Days of Summer with Thunderstorms and Sexy Movies*”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Breaking News – ‘Maid in Sweden’ Has Shipped!


As always happens when I order stuff online – especially brand-new Blu-ray releases or big-ticket items like laptop (or desktop) computers – I get antsy whenever I check on the status of a shipment and it seems to be stuck on Not Shipped Yet. Especially when – as is the case with my pre-order ofContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Breaking News – ‘Maid in Sweden’ Has Shipped!”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 1, 2022, or: At Least We Had a Bloomin’ Onion…..


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Sunday, May 1, 2022. It is a warm spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 88% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 1, 2022, or: At Least We Had a Bloomin’ Onion…..”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, April 5, 2022, or: My New Lenovo IdeaCentre is Here


“Computers are heaven-sent when they work and hell-spawn when they don’t. There’s just not much middle ground when it comes to technology.” ― Dani Harper My new computer – a Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 AMD All-in-One – arrived at our Tampa Bay area house yesterday at 5:01 PM Eastern, two days after my Lenovo C560Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, April 5, 2022, or: My New Lenovo IdeaCentre is Here”