Book Review: ‘Apollo Explorations of the Moon: The NASA History – 50th Anniversary Edition’

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may wellContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Apollo Explorations of the Moon: The NASA History – 50th Anniversary Edition’”

On Books: My TBR Pile Keeps On Growing, and Growing, and Growing

Hi, there, Dear Reader. If you’re a regular visitor to this space, you know that I’m an avid reader. It’s a trait that runs in my family, at least on my mom’s side; most of my relatives, including both of my grandparents, Mom, and even my half-sister Vicky are/were readers, and family legend has itContinue reading “On Books: My TBR Pile Keeps On Growing, and Growing, and Growing”

Adventures in Good Reading, or: Awaiting the Arrival of ‘The Odyssey of Star Wars’

One of the cool things about Star Wars is the universality of its story, especially when it concerns the Original Trilogy of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.   I mean, even though the movies were conceived by a (then) young American filmmaker named George Lucas and featured an Anglo-AmericanContinue reading “Adventures in Good Reading, or: Awaiting the Arrival of ‘The Odyssey of Star Wars’”

Book Review: ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America (2020 hardcover, 2021 paperback) Written by: Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig Publisher: Penguin Press (a division of Penguin Random House) Category: Domestic Politics Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 512 Publication Date: Hardcover: January 21, 2020; Paperback (Updated with New Reporting): February 23, 2021 “This taut and terrifyingContinue reading “Book Review: ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 24, 2021, or: ‘A Very Stable Genius’ Reveals Trump is No Friend of Our Military

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. It’s another hot, humid late summer day. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 57% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 98˚F (37˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 24, 2021, or: ‘A Very Stable Genius’ Reveals Trump is No Friend of Our Military”

Memories of a College Journalist: Promotions & Reviews

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 23, 2021. It’s hot and sticky outside. The current temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 60% and the wind blowing at a weak 1 MPH (1 KM/H) from the south-southwest, it feels like 94˚F (34˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Promotions & Reviews”

On Books & Reading: ‘A Very Stable Genius’ Confirms How Toxic, Unstable Trump Was as President

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, August 22, 2021. It’s a typically hot late summer day. Currently the temperature is 85°F (30°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 82% and the wind blowing at 1 MPH (0 KMH) from the northwest, the feels-like temperature is 95°FContinue reading “On Books & Reading: ‘A Very Stable Genius’ Confirms How Toxic, Unstable Trump Was as President”

On Books & Reading: A Few Takeaways from ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

Hi there, Dear Reader. Happy Humpday. It’s midday here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. As usual, it is hot, muggy, and cloudy outside. Currently, the temperature is 89˚F (31˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 51%  and an east-southeasterly breeze of 9 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 103˚FContinue reading “On Books & Reading: A Few Takeaways from ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

On Books & Reading: A First Look at ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 84˚F under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 52% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 7 MPH, the heat index is 92˚F. Today’s forecast calls for thunderstorms to move through our area,Continue reading “On Books & Reading: A First Look at ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

On Books & Reading: What? Another Trump-themed Book in My TBR Stack? Yep!

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 12, 2021. It is, typically, a hot, muggy day on the Florida Gulf Coast. The current temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), theContinue reading “On Books & Reading: What? Another Trump-themed Book in My TBR Stack? Yep!”