Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 20, 2022, or: Cripes! It’s Cold, Gray, Rainy…and Gloomy


“Cold feet under a warm blanket, steam over an empty mug–rain splatters on dry windowpane–open journals of closed memories… tears of laughter and joy of pain… schmaltz of diametric morning.” ― Val Uchendu It’s a dark, cold, dismally rainy Sunday afternoon here in the Tampa Bay area, and with Pops in Love: John Williams &Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 20, 2022, or: Cripes! It’s Cold, Gray, Rainy…and Gloomy”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 17, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update from Lovely Lithia


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s a chilly morning here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, November 17, 2022. As I write this, the temperature outside is 60°F/15°C under partly sunny skies. And while conditions are not exactly the same as the ones I described in detail in yesterday’s Remembering Cheryl T post, they are – unsurprisinglyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 17, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update from Lovely Lithia”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 16, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two


Weekend Update for Sunday, October 16, 2022 As I reported yesterday, my Amazon package with the two-disc Collector’s Edition of The Mist was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service at 2:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time. I retrieved it from our curbside mailbox shortly afterward, along with the rest of the mail. Saturday Matinee Movie? Nah….Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 16, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two”

Old Gamers Never Die, or: Comedy, Drama, & Lots of Sex are at the Heart of ‘FreshWomen – Season 1’


My College Experience was NOTHING Like This…. If you read yesterday’s post, On Books & Reading, or: Reading Habits, the TBR Stack Got Bigger, and a Quick Life Update, you probably noticed that not only did I mention (and tag) “adults-only games” and “Fresh Women – Season 1” in the categories, but I also includedContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die, or: Comedy, Drama, & Lots of Sex are at the Heart of ‘FreshWomen – Season 1’”

On Books & Reading, or: Reading Habits, the TBR Stack Got Bigger, and a Quick Life Update


I cannot live without books. – Thomas Jefferson I love books. I love to read.   I learned to read at an early age. I don’t remember when I started to read, but my mom used to tell me (and anyone else, for that matter) that Tata, my maternal grandmother, taught me to read beforeContinue reading “On Books & Reading, or: Reading Habits, the TBR Stack Got Bigger, and a Quick Life Update”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 11, 2022, or: The Wet Season Blues, Closely Watched Packages, and Thoughts on Patriot Day


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s a nice – if hot and humid – Sunday morning here in Lithia, Florida on the second weekend of meteorological fall, or what passes for fall in the Sunshine State.[1] Because of our geographic location in the subtropics, we experience the four seasons quite differently from folks in the upperContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 11, 2022, or: The Wet Season Blues, Closely Watched Packages, and Thoughts on Patriot Day”

Weekend Update for Saturday, August 13, 2022, or: Movies, Books, or Music?


I didn’t plan on writing another post today, yet here I am, sitting at my desk while my digital copy of Spotlight on John Williams plays on my Amazon Music app. It’s strange – I didn’t want to spend more time in this room, yet I couldn’t choose between reading out in the living room,Continue reading “Weekend Update for Saturday, August 13, 2022, or: Movies, Books, or Music?”

On Books & Reading, or: Slow Progress with My TBR List is the New Reality for Me


“I cannot live without books.”  ― Thomas Jefferson Well, it’s August 1, 2022, Dear Reader. Another month has receded in life’s rear-view mirror, while another begins. As you know, I have been a reader for as long as I can remember. Even though I was born at the tail end of the Baby Boom, andContinue reading “On Books & Reading, or: Slow Progress with My TBR List is the New Reality for Me”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, July 30, 2022, or: Well, Better a Late Blog Post Than NO Blog Post, Right?


It’s late afternoon on this last Saturday of July 2022, and I am listening to Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2 in E-Minor, Op. 27 as I try to get this blog post to a good start. It’s still mostly sunny and hot outside – 94°F/35°C– so I am not enticed to go out for a walkContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, July 30, 2022, or: Well, Better a Late Blog Post Than NO Blog Post, Right?”

Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Acting Lessons’ Visual Novel Review – The Choices You Make Can Take You to Many (Hot) Places


Acting Lessons (2018) Designed by: Dr. PinkCake Published/Released by: Dr. PinkCake ( via Patreon, Steam, GOG.com) Genre: Visual Novel, Erotic, Adults Only On December 10, 2018, an indie video game developer who goes by the name “Dr. PinkCake” released Acting Lessons, an adults-only visual novel about a 30-something man who, during personal turmoil, saves theContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Acting Lessons’ Visual Novel Review – The Choices You Make Can Take You to Many (Hot) Places”