Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or: Coming Soon to My TBR Stack – Two Books About ‘The Donald’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s nearly noon on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, here in New Hometown, Florida. It is a hot summer day. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H), the heat index is 96˚F (36˚C). It’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or: Coming Soon to My TBR Stack – Two Books About ‘The Donald’”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 25, 2021, or: Significa and Insignifica Redux

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, July 25, 2021. It is hot outside: the current temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and the wind blowing at 6 MPH (9 KM/H) from the north-northeast, the feels-like temperature is 99˚F (37˚C). Today, the skies will beContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 25, 2021, or: Significa and Insignifica Redux”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth’

On July 18, 2018, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books published William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth, a non-canonical adaptation of writer-director Rian Johnson’s 2017 film Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Written by Ian Doescher, creator of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, it retells the events of the second installment ofContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 9, 2021, or: An Update on My TBR List…and The Streak!

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, July 9, 2021. It is a hot morning – noon is not that far away as I start this post – here in my corner of the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51%Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 9, 2021, or: An Update on My TBR List…and The Streak!”

Book Review: ‘The Complete Maus’

On November 19, 1996, Pantheon Books published the hardcover edition of Art Spiegelman’s The Complete Maus, a 295-page omnibus edition that combines the two volumes of Spiegelman’s graphic novel, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, with a related comic, Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case Story, included as a unifying element. Originally published in Raw –Continue reading “Book Review: ‘The Complete Maus’”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 5, 2021, or: Of Storms, Summer Ailments, & Dealing with Weather-Related Ennui

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, July 5, 2021. It’s a hot day outside; the current temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 9 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 92˚F (34˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 5, 2021, or: Of Storms, Summer Ailments, & Dealing with Weather-Related Ennui”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 28, 2021, or: Of Summer Colds and Dark Anniversaries

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, June 28, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 79˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 50% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 7 MPH (9 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚C). Today, we can expect scattered rain showers andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 28, 2021, or: Of Summer Colds and Dark Anniversaries”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 14, 2021, or: Of Rainy June Days & Closely-Watched Packages

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, June 14, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under rainy conditions. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing at 8 MPH (9 KM/H)  from the west-southwest, the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (24˚C). Today is going to be a wetContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 14, 2021, or: Of Rainy June Days & Closely-Watched Packages”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 12, 2021, or: A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to WordPress….

Hey there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under light rain. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the west at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the heat index is 94˚F (34˚C). Today’s forecast: We can expect scattered rainContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 12, 2021, or: A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to WordPress….”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 11, 2021, or: When in Doubt, Shop-with-Points!

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, June 11, 2021. Currently the temperature is 84˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and a southwesterly breeze blowing at 9 MPH (14˚C), the feels-like temperature is 90˚F (32˚C). Today’s forecast calls for possible light rain throughout the dayContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 11, 2021, or: When in Doubt, Shop-with-Points!”