A Winter Afternoon in Florida, January 2023 (A Haiku)


Pewter-colored clouds Hover heavily overhead. Outside, cold winds blow.

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 17, 2022, or: Chilly Day in Tampa Bay Area Triggers Memories of Sevilla in 1988


“Fare thee well, and if for ever Still for ever fare thee well.” ― George Gordon Byron Today I woke up to an even chillier – by Florida standards, anyway – morning than I did the day before; the sun had only just risen, so it was still semi-dark outside, with temperatures in the lowContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 17, 2022, or: Chilly Day in Tampa Bay Area Triggers Memories of Sevilla in 1988”

Tempus Fugit – Baby, Yes, It’s Cold Outside…But It’s Not Snowing in Florida Like in 1977!


Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. It’s a cold winter day here in west-central Florida. Currently, the temperature is 53˚F (12˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 85% and the wind blowing at 3 MPH (4 KM/H), the wind-chill factor is 51˚F (10˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Tempus Fugit – Baby, Yes, It’s Cold Outside…But It’s Not Snowing in Florida Like in 1977!”