Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, April 30, 2022, or: The Weekend is Here, and I Have No Plans!

Well, Dear Reader, it’s Saturday, April 30, 2022. Another weekend has begun, and another month ends. I don’t have much in the way of news here in lovely Lithia, Florida. I am still on my Crusade in Europe hiatus; I have been tempted to click on the game’s desktop shortcut icon and at least playContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, April 30, 2022, or: The Weekend is Here, and I Have No Plans!”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 13, 2022, or: The ‘Spring Forward Madness’ Edition

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, March 13, 2022. It is a cold-for-Florida spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 47% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 13, 2022, or: The ‘Spring Forward Madness’ Edition”

October Reveries

“When you get homesick, it’s not something missing, it’s something present, a visit. People and places from far away arrive and keep you company for a while.” ― Erri De Luca, God’s Mountain Thirty-three Octobers ago, I was on the other side of the Atlantic, 4,362 miles from where I live now and 4,329 milesContinue reading “October Reveries”

Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. It is a hot, rainy, and overall dreary day. The current temperature is 89˚F (29˚C) under rainy conditions. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 91˚FContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’”

Memories of a College Journalist: Writing Unsigned Editorials

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, August 28, 2021. It is a hot, sunny, and humid late summer day. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 56% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 11 MPH (17 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Writing Unsigned Editorials”

Memories of a College Journalist: Promotions & Reviews

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 23, 2021. It’s hot and sticky outside. The current temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 60% and the wind blowing at a weak 1 MPH (1 KM/H) from the south-southwest, it feels like 94˚F (34˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Promotions & Reviews”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, August 6, 2021, or: The Wisdom of the Author as a Young Man

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, August 6, 2021. Today is going to be another typical summer-in-Florida day. Currently, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and a southeasterly breeze blowing at 5 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 85˚F (31˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, August 6, 2021, or: The Wisdom of the Author as a Young Man”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, July 22, 2021, or: Well, I DID Give it the ‘Old College Try’

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and the wind blowing at 1 MPH (2 KM/H) from the west-northwest, the heat index is 97˚F (36˚C). It’s going to be hot outside today:Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, July 22, 2021, or: Well, I DID Give it the ‘Old College Try’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 18, 2020, or: My Last Night in Sevilla – December 1988

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon on Friday, December 18, 2020. Here in New Hometown, Florida it is a cold late autumn day; currently, the temperature is 57˚F (14˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the northeast at 8 MPH (13 KM/H) and humidity at 47%, the feels-like temperature is 57˚F (14˚C). TheContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 18, 2020, or: My Last Night in Sevilla – December 1988”

Memory Lane: A Reporter Sums Up His Seville Experience, Part II

Memory Lane: A Reporter Sums Up His Seville Experience – Part II On September 21, 1988, when I was a 25-year-old college sophomore, I left my hometown of Miami on an Iberia 747 bound for Madrid, Spain and the first leg on a journey that took me to Sevilla (Seville), the third largest city inContinue reading “Memory Lane: A Reporter Sums Up His Seville Experience, Part II”