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”

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”

Memory Lane: Futbol & Friendship in Sevilla, 1988

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s Friday, November 20, 2020, and here in New Hometown, Florida it is early afternoon on a (relatively) fall-like day in the sub-tropics. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (25˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 13 MPH (21 KM/H) and humidity at 66%, the heatContinue reading “Memory Lane: Futbol & Friendship in Sevilla, 1988”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 19, 2020, or: The Ghosts of Thanksgivings Past…and Present

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Currently, the temperature here is 73˚F (23˚C) under partly skies. With the wind blowing at 12 MPH (19 KM/H) from the east-northeast and humidity at 65%, the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (23˚C). The forecast for tonight calls forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 19, 2020, or: The Ghosts of Thanksgivings Past…and Present”