Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 21, 2021, or: A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That…..

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The temperature is 60˚F (15˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 82% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), it feels like 58˚F (14˚C). The rest of the afternoon should see partly sunny skies;Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 21, 2021, or: A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That…..”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, March 4, 2021, or: Look What Amazon Prime Left at My Doorstep!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon on Thursday, March 4, 2021, and it’s a nice late winter day here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies, but with the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 7 MPH (12 KM/H) and humidity at 50%, the feels-like temperature is 72˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, March 4, 2021, or: Look What Amazon Prime Left at My Doorstep!”

Book Review: ‘The World of Star Trek’

In the summer of 1985 – sometime during my freshman year at Miami-Dade Community College – I purchased a paperback copy of a reference book titled The World of Star Trek by author, screenwriter, and cultural observer David Gerrold. Originally published in 1973 – during the “lost years” after Star Trek: The Original Series’ cancellationContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The World of Star Trek’”

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’

On October 1, 2019, with the premiere of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker a little over two months away, Disney-Lucasfilm Press released Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, an illustrated book for young readers that sums up the first eight Episodes in the main Skywalker Saga film series. Written by Delilah S. DawsonContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’”

Book Talk: ‘Old Friends in the Bookshelves’, or: Books That I Love to Revisit Again and Again

“Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time.”― George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords If you are a true bibliophile or, as Stephen King likes to call his loyal fans, a Constant Reader, chances are that you have in your personal library oneContinue reading “Book Talk: ‘Old Friends in the Bookshelves’, or: Books That I Love to Revisit Again and Again”

Book Review: ‘The Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III, 1999-2005’

Movies are an illusion. Cinema is the art of the moving image; the moving image isn’t more truthful than are cave paintings, or hieroglyphics, or the Sistine Chapel. What the artist finds is the truth behind the “truth.” Art portrays the aspirations of the society in which it is made.- George Lucas, The Star WarsContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III, 1999-2005’”

Book Talk: ‘The Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III, 1999-2005’….Look at the Size of that Book!

Hi again, Dear Reader. It’s now late afternoon and heading into early evening here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, it’s 63˚F (17˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 13 MPH (21 KM/H) and humidity at 63%, the feels-like temperature is 63˚F (17˚C). The light that attempting to stream through myContinue reading “Book Talk: ‘The Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III, 1999-2005’….Look at the Size of that Book!”

Book Talk: My Favorite Alternative History Books

Hey there, Dear Reader. It’s Monday, January 4, 2021, and it is almost noon here in New Hometown, Florida. A cold front must have passed through the area last night; the current temperature is 57˚F (15˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 5 MPH (9 KM/H) and humidity at 55%,Continue reading “Book Talk: My Favorite Alternative History Books”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 3, 2021, or: My Sunday Reading Adventures

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s almost noon here on Sunday, January 3, 2021, and it’s a gray, chilly day here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the north at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 100%, the feels-like temperature is 61˚F (16˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 3, 2021, or: My Sunday Reading Adventures”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 2, 2021, or: Meet the New Year…Same as the Old Year

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Saturday, January 2, 2021, and it is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Right now, the temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), the heat index is 83˚F (28˚C). Today’s forecast callsContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 2, 2021, or: Meet the New Year…Same as the Old Year”