Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 29, 2021, or: Another Quiet Day in Paradise?

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s almost noon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Monday, November 29, 2021. It is a chilly day by the standards of the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature Is 68˚F  (20˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 65% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 8 MPH (13Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 29, 2021, or: Another Quiet Day in Paradise?”

Movie Review: ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ (1964)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg/Les Parapluies de Cherbourg  (1964) Written and Directed by: Jacques Demy Music by: Michel Legrand Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel, Ellen Farner, Mirelle Perrey, Harald Wolff, Jean Champion Madame Emery: Stop crying. Look at me. People only die of love in movies. On December 16, 1964, 20th CenturyContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ (1964)”

Thanksgiving 2021 Report, ‘Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ Update, & Other Musings

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in my corner of west-central Florida on Friday, November 26, 2021. It is a chilly late fall day here in the Sunshine state, a reminder that meteorological winter is only a few days off (astronomical winter, or the winter solstice, is still a few weeks away; it doesn’tContinue reading “Thanksgiving 2021 Report, ‘Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ Update, & Other Musings”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 25, 2021, or: Thanksgiving Day is Here….

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of west-central Florida. It is a cold end-of-autumn day. Currently, the temperature is 65˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 6 MPH (10 KM/H) and humidity at 85%, the wind chill factor Is 62˚F (17˚C). Today’s forecast callsContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 25, 2021, or: Thanksgiving Day is Here….”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 20, 2021, or: My Friday Night Encounter with ‘Ragtime,’ Disney+, and ‘Star Wars’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in west-central Florida on Saturday, November 20, 2021. It’s a cool late fall day. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 18 MPH (30 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 75˚F (24˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 20, 2021, or: My Friday Night Encounter with ‘Ragtime,’ Disney+, and ‘Star Wars’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, November 3, 2021, or: Midweek Updates

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in Fish Hawk, Florida on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. It’s a warm fall day here. The current temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the northeast at 8 MPH (13 KM/H) and humidity at 41%, the heat index is 82˚F (28˚C). Today weContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, November 3, 2021, or: Midweek Updates”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, November 2, 2021, or: Just Another Run-of-the-Mill Day in Florida

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (26˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 47% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 79˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecast calls for mostlyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, November 2, 2021, or: Just Another Run-of-the-Mill Day in Florida”

Musings for Monday, November 1, 2021, or: Barely Standing Awake….

Greetings, Dear Reader, from my little corner of west-central Florida. It’s mid-morning on Monday, November 1, 2021, and it is a cool fall day out there. Currently, the temperature is 60˚F (16˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 47% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 6 MPH (7 KM/H), the wind-chill factor isContinue reading “Musings for Monday, November 1, 2021, or: Barely Standing Awake….”

Autumn Sunday Daze

“It’s not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It’s that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where every day are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make every day your weekend. Make everyday a play-day…”― James A. Murphy, The Waves of Life Quotes andContinue reading “Autumn Sunday Daze”

On Films & Film-Watching: Chills, Thrills, and Creepy Things that Go Bump in the Night

October is, of course, the month that ends with Halloween. Since that holiday is only 11 days off (as I write this), it’s a good excuse opportunity for me to tell you about my favorite horror films and TV miniseries. Of the 414 Blu-ray titles – including ones that I have multiple versions of –Continue reading “On Films & Film-Watching: Chills, Thrills, and Creepy Things that Go Bump in the Night”