Last Musing for Sunday, October 25, 2020: Of Maps, WWII, and a Quick Sunday Evening Stroll

Hello again, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon/early evening (5:00 PM Eastern) here in New Hometown, Florida, and it is still quite summery outside. Presently, the temperature is 84˚F (29˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 65% and an easterly breeze of 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the heat index is 89˚F (32˚C). The sun setsContinue reading “Last Musing for Sunday, October 25, 2020: Of Maps, WWII, and a Quick Sunday Evening Stroll”

More Musings, More Thoughts for Sunday, October 25, 2020, or: A Brief Excursion Out, Amazon Delivers, and NaNoWriMo – To Write, or Not to Write?

Hi again, Dear Reader. It’s now noon on Sunday, October 25, 2020, and although it looks like it is a nice day, it’s also a hot and humid one. As I write this, the temperature outside is 83˚F (28˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 79% and the wind blowing from the southeast atContinue reading “More Musings, More Thoughts for Sunday, October 25, 2020, or: A Brief Excursion Out, Amazon Delivers, and NaNoWriMo – To Write, or Not to Write?”

The Tale of The Book That Didn’t Get Read on a Cloudy October Day

Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to another stream-of-consciousness post in Bloggin’ On: A Certain Point of View, Too. It is now noon here in New Hometown, Florida, where the skies are cloudy and promising to bring showers to our neighborhood. Right now, the temperature outside is 80˚F (27˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 80%Continue reading “The Tale of The Book That Didn’t Get Read on a Cloudy October Day”

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays’

Luke Skywalker was Annikin Starkiller. Han Solo was a “huge green-skinned guy with no nose and large gills.” And Princess Leia had a bit part. – Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays Considering how intertwined George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy is in modern pop culture, it’s hard to imagine that the film versions of AContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays’”

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series -Volume Three’

On August 16, 2016, Abrams ComicsArts, an imprint of New York-based publisher Henry N. Abrams that specializes in books about comics and trading cards, published Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series – Volume Three, the third volume in a series of books about the Topps Company’s card-and-sticker sets celebratingContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series -Volume Three’”

More Musings, More Thoughts (Some of them Cheery!) for Monday, October 5, 2020

Hello again, Dear Reader. It is almost 9 AM as I start this[1], my second blog post for Monday, October 5, 2020. Outside of my window, it is a gray, cloud-filled day; it’s not raining, but the forecast for today calls for scattered showers throughout the day, courtesy of Tropical Storm Gamma, which is hundredsContinue reading “More Musings, More Thoughts (Some of them Cheery!) for Monday, October 5, 2020”

More Thoughts, More Musings for Sunday, October 4, 2020: More Notes from My Fortress of Solitude

More Thoughts, More Musings for Sunday, October 4, 2020: More Notes from My Fortress of Solitude Hello – yet again – and welcome to my third post for this dismally gray, rainy, and cold Sunday. It’s now early afternoon, and although it is not pouring cats and dogs outside, it is still raining. Presently, theContinue reading “More Thoughts, More Musings for Sunday, October 4, 2020: More Notes from My Fortress of Solitude”

Musings & Thoughts for October 3, 2020: Mom’s Kindle

I still have my mother’s 2nd Generation Kindle. I bought it for her as a surprise gift in July of 2009 when Amazon introduced the new model of its popular e-reader. According to my order history on Amazon, I paid $299.00 and is, to this day, the most expensive gift I ever gave Mom onContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for October 3, 2020: Mom’s Kindle”

More Musings, More Thoughts for the Last Day of September 2020

More Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Hi there – again – Dear Reader. Yes, I’m back. I wasn’t planning on writing a third post today, but my mind is so full of thoughts that it feels as though my head will explode if I don’t give them an outlet. Besides, I’m aContinue reading “More Musings, More Thoughts for the Last Day of September 2020”

Book Review: ‘Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45’

Snow and Steel: Hitler’s Last Gamble in the West Examined On November 28, 2014, the Oxford University Press published Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45, an in-depth book about Operation Autumn Mist (Herbstnebel, which can also be translated from German as “Autumn Fog”), the last counter-offensive launched by Nazi Germany on theContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45’”