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”

Old Gamers Never Die, or: Running Silent, Running Deep with ‘Cold Waters’ (Again!)

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here on Friday, December 11, 2020. In New Hometown, Florida, the temperature is 72˚F (22˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 6 MPH (9 KM/H) and humidity at 52%, the feels-like temperature is 72˚F (22˚C). Today the high temperature will be 72˚F (22˚C) and theContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die, or: Running Silent, Running Deep with ‘Cold Waters’ (Again!)”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 2, 2020, or: The Reluctant Christmas Shopper & The Big December Furniture Switcheroo

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Wednesday, December 2, 2020, and it’s mid-afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 60˚F (15˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 40% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 60˚F (15˚C). The forecast for the rest ofContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 2, 2020, or: The Reluctant Christmas Shopper & The Big December Furniture Switcheroo”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 14, 2020, or: The Misadventures of a Sleep-Deprived Floridian

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late afternoon here (almost 4 PM Eastern) as I write this in my claustrophobic corner of Florida. Presently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the east at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 88˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 14, 2020, or: The Misadventures of a Sleep-Deprived Floridian”

Odds & Ends: or, Even More Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 5, 2020

Things I DIDN’T Do Today It’s now mid-afternoon here in what I call New Hometown in Florida, and it’s a hot and rainy Monday. Presently, the temperature outside is 88˚F under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 6 MPH (with maximum gusts of 10 MPH), theContinue reading “Odds & Ends: or, Even More Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 5, 2020”

Old Gamers Never Die: Surviving the Battle of the Svalbard Islands in ‘Cold Waters’

Old Gamers Never Die: The Battle of the Svalbard Islands, 5 March 1984 Today I woke up on the Florida room couch at 3:37 AM after falling asleep watching A Nation of Drunkards, the third part of Prohibition: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. I briefly considered going to bed, but instead IContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Surviving the Battle of the Svalbard Islands in ‘Cold Waters’”

Old Gamers Never Die: An Unexpected Victory in ‘Cold Waters’

Well, I finally beat one of Cold Waters’ tougher battles, an almost-straight-out-of-a-Tom Clancy-novel engagement titled Beating the Odds, which pits a Sturgeon-class nuclear-powered fast attack boat against a Soviet surface action group supported by Soviet Naval Aviation patrol planes and – sometimes – submarines. In the month-and-a-half that I’ve been playing what Killerfish Games callsContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: An Unexpected Victory in ‘Cold Waters’”

Thoughts & Musings for August 4, 2020

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in my small corner of Florida, and on this fourth day of August, it is a hot one, at that. Right now, it’s 92˚F (33˚C) under mostly sunny skies; with humidity at 62% and a 9 MPH breeze blowing from the northwest, the feels-like temperature is 105˚FContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings for August 4, 2020”

Weapons of Mass Distraction: Gaming the Blues Away with ‘Cold Waters’

 Another Cloudy Day in Florida… Hello and welcome to another installment of A Certain Point of View, Too, the blog where I give you a little bit of everything – reviews, social commentary, and even a smattering of personal observations about my life, family, and even the odd bit of emotional release. I hope yourContinue reading “Weapons of Mass Distraction: Gaming the Blues Away with ‘Cold Waters’”

Weekend Musings for Saturday, July 18, 2020

Hello, there. Well, here we are on Saturday, July 18, 2020; it’s early afternoon in my corner of Florida, and it’s a hot, cloudy one at that. My weather app informs me that that the temperature outside is 86˚F (30˚C), but with humidity at 77% and an easterly breeze of 12 mph, the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Weekend Musings for Saturday, July 18, 2020”