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, August 29, 2022, or: A Brief SITREP from Lovely Lithia


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s the last Monday of August 2022, which means that – if you go by the meteorological calendar and not the astronomical one to record the seasons – summer will end on Wednesday, August 31. And like most late summer days, it’s hot, extremely humid, and we will likely see thunderstormContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 29, 2022, or: A Brief SITREP from Lovely Lithia”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 27, 2022, or: A Quick Weekend Update from Hot, Muggy, and Rainy Florida


It’s early afternoon on another hot, rainy Saturday in August 2022, and once again I am off to a late start with this, the 988th post in A Certain Point of View, Too. Usually, by 2 PM (Lithia, Florida, time) I am either done writing my (Tempus Fugit, Old Gamers Never Die, review, or “blogContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 27, 2022, or: A Quick Weekend Update from Hot, Muggy, and Rainy Florida”

Tempus Fugit: or, Longing for All My Yesterdays in the Summer of ’22


Time’s Relentless March “It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.” ― Ally Condie, Matched As August 2022 reaches the two-thirds of the month mark and meteorological fall waits in the seasonal wings, my thoughts turn once again to the past, especially to theContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: or, Longing for All My Yesterdays in the Summer of ’22”

Tempus Fugit – August of 1972 Edition: The End of Summer Vacation is Nigh & Back-to-School Angst


Tempus Fugit “I blinked my eyes and in an instant, decades had passed.” ― John Mark Green, Taste the Wild Wonder: Poems Fifty years ago this month, my mom, my older half-sister Vicky (who had recently rejoined us after a brief but disastrous attempt to live with our maternal grandaunt Gabriela and stay in Bogota),Continue reading “Tempus Fugit – August of 1972 Edition: The End of Summer Vacation is Nigh & Back-to-School Angst”

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…”

Tempus Fugit – 1972 Edition, or: Musings on the Ephemeral, Imperfect, and Malleable Nature of Memory


“Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.” ― Guy de Maupassant As the Dog Days of Summer 2022 near their finale – they began on Sunday, July 3, and will end on Thursday – I am struck by the concepts of memory, howContinue reading “Tempus Fugit – 1972 Edition, or: Musings on the Ephemeral, Imperfect, and Malleable Nature of Memory”

Tempus Fugit – Dog Days of Summer 1972 Edition: Those Long, Hot Sundays of Yesteryear


It’s another scorching hot Sunday in the Tampa Bay area – outside, it’s mostly sunny and the temperature is 90°F/32°C, and the heat index is higher at 100°F/38°C. There is a huge clubhouse/pool complex that residents of the community have access to, but (a) I don’t like going there alone, and (b) the weather forecastContinue reading “Tempus Fugit – Dog Days of Summer 1972 Edition: Those Long, Hot Sundays of Yesteryear”

Tempus Fugit: Remembering the Dog Days of Summer – 1972 Edition


As the Dog Days of summer – July 3 to August 11 – draw ever nearer to an end (until, next year), I find myself trying to remember more details from my first summer in Florida after Mom and I returned from Bogota in mid-spring of 1972. Until this Golden Anniversary year, I had notContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: Remembering the Dog Days of Summer – 1972 Edition”

On Books & Reading, or: Slow Progress with My TBR List is the New Reality for Me


“I cannot live without books.”  ― Thomas Jefferson Well, it’s August 1, 2022, Dear Reader. Another month has receded in life’s rear-view mirror, while another begins. As you know, I have been a reader for as long as I can remember. Even though I was born at the tail end of the Baby Boom, andContinue reading “On Books & Reading, or: Slow Progress with My TBR List is the New Reality for Me”