On Books & Reading: Suffering Succotash! My TBR Stack Keeps Growing!

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Monday, January 3, 2022. It’s a chilly winter – or what passes for winter in the Sunshine State – day. Currently, the temperature is 62˚F (17˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 76% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 12 MPHContinue reading “On Books & Reading: Suffering Succotash! My TBR Stack Keeps Growing!”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 13, 2021

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, December 13, 2021. It’s a cool start to another early winter workday. Currently, the temperature is 70˚F (22˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 5 MPH (9˚C) and humidity at 90%, it feels like 68˚F (21˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 13, 2021”

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’”

Facing Unpleasant Facts: Trump, Fox News, and Fascism – Why You Should Read ‘I Alone Can Fix It’

Hello, Dear Reader. It is midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. It’s a typically hot, muggy midsummer’s day. The current temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 5 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 105˚F (40˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Facing Unpleasant Facts: Trump, Fox News, and Fascism – Why You Should Read ‘I Alone Can Fix It’”

On Books & Reading: Why Delve into Trump and Trumpism?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 9, 2021. It is a hot mid-summer’s day. The current temperature is 87˚F under sunny skies. With humidity at 79% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 3 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 98˚F. Today’s forecast calls forContinue reading “On Books & Reading: Why Delve into Trump and Trumpism?”

On Books & Reading: About ‘MacTrump’ and other Trumpian Titles

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 11 MPH (18 KM/H) and humidity at 58%, the feels-like temperature is 99˚F (37˚C) The forecast for today calls for light rain throughout theContinue reading “On Books & Reading: About ‘MacTrump’ and other Trumpian Titles”

On Books & Reading: A Trifecta of Trump-Themed Tomes

Hi there! It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Presently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing at 1 MPH and humidity at 69%, the heat index is 90˚F (32˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showers and a high of 89˚F (32˚C). Tonight,Continue reading “On Books & Reading: A Trifecta of Trump-Themed Tomes”

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’”