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”

Life in the Time of COVID-19, or: Death Toll Rises as 2020 Comes to an End

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 70˚F (21˚C) under partly sunny skies; with the wind blowing from the east southeast at 8 MPH (13 KM/H) and humidity at 88%, the feels-like temperature is 70˚F (21˚C). The forecast for today calls forContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19, or: Death Toll Rises as 2020 Comes to an End”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 30, 2021, or: The End of the Year Draws Nigh!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Presently, the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 94% and a becalmed wind, the feels-like factor is 61˚F (16˚C). Apparently, we are in a bit of a warming trend; today’s forecast calls for mostlyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 30, 2021, or: The End of the Year Draws Nigh!”

Life in the Times of COVID-19: If It’s Blursday, It Must Be Florida

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s almost noon on Monday, December 21, 2020, and here in New Hometown, Florida it is a chilly – for the subtropics – day. Currently, the temperature is 63˚F (17˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the northwest at 9 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidity at 83%, the feels-likeContinue reading “Life in the Times of COVID-19: If It’s Blursday, It Must Be Florida”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 4, 2020, or: 21 Shopping Days Till Christmas…and My New 4K UHD TV Rocks!

Hi there! As I start this latest installment of A Certain Point of View, Too, it is mid-afternoon on Friday, December 4, 2020. Currently, the temperature in New Hometown, Florida is 74˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 4, 2020, or: 21 Shopping Days Till Christmas…and My New 4K UHD TV Rocks!”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 3, 2020, or: Christmastime in Trump’s America – Not Merry, Not Jolly

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 60˚F (16˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 68%, the feels-like temperature is 60˚F (16˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunnyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 3, 2020, or: Christmastime in Trump’s America – Not Merry, Not Jolly”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Why Are People Still Saying Coronavirus is ‘No Worse Than the Flu’?

Hello, there. It’s early afternoon here on Sunday, November 22, 2020, and it looks like the rest of the day is going to be gray and somewhat cool. Here in New Hometown, Florida the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 83% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 6 MPHContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Why Are People Still Saying Coronavirus is ‘No Worse Than the Flu’?”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: How One Man’s Indifference (Trump’s) Has Shaped America’s Response to the Global Pandemic

Hello, there, Dear Reader. As I start this post, it’s 1:32 PM Eastern on Friday, November 13, 2020. Outside, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 70% and the wind blowing at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 87˚F (31˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies –Continue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: How One Man’s Indifference (Trump’s) Has Shaped America’s Response to the Global Pandemic”

Election 2020: Why I Voted for Joe Biden

In the first week of October, knowing that Postmaster Louis DeJoy, a wealthy Republican and Trump supporter, was doing everything he could – including cutting U.S. Post Office employees’ work hours, removing mailboxes for “replacement,” and dismantling sorting machines and other equipment – to hinder voting by mail efforts made necessary by the global COVID-19Continue reading “Election 2020: Why I Voted for Joe Biden”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: The Pandemic Keeps Claiming Lives, But Trump Scoffs at Scientists & Biden’s Reliance on Facts

Life in the Time of COVID-19: The Never-Ending Spread Goes On…and On This is how things look on the planet Earth on the morning of October 19, 2020 vis a vis the COVID-19 pandemic. 40,118,314 officially confirmed cases worldwide. 1,114,765 officially confirmed deaths worldwide. In the United States of America, the nation that prides itselfContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: The Pandemic Keeps Claiming Lives, But Trump Scoffs at Scientists & Biden’s Reliance on Facts”