On Family Relationships: Some Things You Can’t Just ‘Forgive and Forget’

“A sibling in full spate is always frightening, their anger a surprising powerful defense, their deeper impotence equally powerful, absurd.”― Will Eaves, Murmur It’s been over six years since I last saw my older half-sister Vicky in the townhouse that I inherited and briefly owned after our mother, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, died. I really did notContinue reading “On Family Relationships: Some Things You Can’t Just ‘Forgive and Forget’”

I’m a Teller of Tales: An Excerpt from ‘Reunion: A Story’

10:55 a.m.: South Miami Senior High School: A Classroom: On the last day of school, things always seem to take place at a slower pace than usual, especially after the last final exams have been completed. Since Finals Week is so markedly different from the norm, with schedules switched to accommodate final exams, there isContinue reading “I’m a Teller of Tales: An Excerpt from ‘Reunion: A Story’”

I’m a Teller of Tales: Excerpt from ‘Reunion: A Story’

Forgotten Dreams: 14th of June 1983 11 a.m.: South Miami Senior High/ The Library I had been sitting in the library for nearly an hour when fatigue and emotional exhaustion finally caught up with me. I’d been leafing listlessly through the final issue of the school newspaper and had nearly finished the lead article (AssistantContinue reading “I’m a Teller of Tales: Excerpt from ‘Reunion: A Story’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 21, 2021, or: On Weekends, Writing, and Goalposts

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon on Friday, May 21, 2021. Here in New Hometown, Florida it is a warm, almost summery day; the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly cloudy skies. With humidity at 35% and the wind blowing from the east at 17 MPH (28 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 85˚F (30˚C). WeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 21, 2021, or: On Weekends, Writing, and Goalposts”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, May 20, 2021, or: Sierra Squared, Delta Squared….

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, May 20, 2021. It’s a breezy day; currently the temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 16 MPH (26 KM/H) and humidity at 36%, the feels-like temperature is 82˚F (28˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, May 20, 2021, or: Sierra Squared, Delta Squared….”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 10, 2021, or: Closely Watched Laptops

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 10, 2021. Currently, the temperature outside is 89˚F (32˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 58% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 10 MPH (16 KM/H), the heat index is 94˚F (34˚C). The forecast for today calls forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 10, 2021, or: Closely Watched Laptops”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, April 12, 2021: Seeking Inspiration from Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning on Monday, April 12, 2021 here in New Hometown, Florida, and it is a nice spring day, at least by Florida standards. The current temperature is 72˚F (22˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 90% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, April 12, 2021: Seeking Inspiration from Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 15, 2021, or: And Now, a Word from Our (Associate) Producer*

Yep, I’m a newly-minted associate producer. Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, March 15, 2021. It’s almost summery outside; the temperature is 84˚F (29˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 51% and the wind blowing from the west at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 15, 2021, or: And Now, a Word from Our (Associate) Producer*”

A New Film is Being Created, and YOU Can Help!

Hey, folks! I normally would not do this, but I have a good idea for a movie (feature-length) that continues the story I started with Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss. That project only cost $100 because it’s a short film and did not require a cast of many or various locations/sets, etc.Continue reading “A New Film is Being Created, and YOU Can Help!”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 9, 2021, or: Of Subs and Scripts

Hello, everyone. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (24˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 14 MPH (22 KM/H) and humidity at 42%, the feels-like temperature is 75˚F (24˚C). The forecast for today calls for mostly sunny skiesContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 9, 2021, or: Of Subs and Scripts”