On Blogs & Blogging: It’s Nice to Be Noticed – A Tempus Fugit Piece is Featured in a Sevilla-Based Study Abroad Program’s Blog!


Hello, again, Dear Reader. In my haste to write, edit, and publish my previous post, I totally forgot to mention a bit of good news. Not earthshakingly good news along the lines of “I met someone who is interested in dating me…” or “I shook off my irritating cold and wrote a review of CodeContinue reading “On Blogs & Blogging: It’s Nice to Be Noticed – A Tempus Fugit Piece is Featured in a Sevilla-Based Study Abroad Program’s Blog!”

Tempus Fugit: Farewell and Adieu to You, Fair Spanish Ladies – Sevilla, 18 December 1988


But, I’m leavin’ on a jet plane Don’t know when I’ll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go. – John Denver, Leaving on a Jet Plane Another cold day in Florida…another weather-triggered memory brought on by low temperatures, beautiful morning skies, and a penchant for remembering anniversaries of events from the Land ofContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: Farewell and Adieu to You, Fair Spanish Ladies – Sevilla, 18 December 1988”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 17, 2022, or: Chilly Day in Tampa Bay Area Triggers Memories of Sevilla in 1988


“Fare thee well, and if for ever Still for ever fare thee well.” ― George Gordon Byron Today I woke up to an even chillier – by Florida standards, anyway – morning than I did the day before; the sun had only just risen, so it was still semi-dark outside, with temperatures in the lowContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 17, 2022, or: Chilly Day in Tampa Bay Area Triggers Memories of Sevilla in 1988”

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”

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”

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


Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 59%, the feels-like temperature is 85˚F (30˚C). The rest of the afternoon is supposedContinue reading “Memory Lane: A Reporter Sums Up His Seville Experience, Part I”

Memory Lane: Thanksgiving 1988 & Semester’s End


Hi, Dear Reader. It’s Wednesday, November 25, 2020, and it is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (27˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 62% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 15 MPH (23 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 82˚F (28˚C). The forecast high for todayContinue reading “Memory Lane: Thanksgiving 1988 & Semester’s End”

Memory Lane: A Reporter Remembers His Experiences in November ’88 as a Student in Seville


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11 MPH (17 KM/H) and humidity at 60%, the feels-like temperature is…  78˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecast calls for a high ofContinue reading “Memory Lane: A Reporter Remembers His Experiences in November ’88 as a Student in Seville”