Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 20, 2022, or: Cripes! It’s Cold, Gray, Rainy…and Gloomy


“Cold feet under a warm blanket, steam over an empty mug–rain splatters on dry windowpane–open journals of closed memories… tears of laughter and joy of pain… schmaltz of diametric morning.” ― Val Uchendu It’s a dark, cold, dismally rainy Sunday afternoon here in the Tampa Bay area, and with Pops in Love: John Williams &Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 20, 2022, or: Cripes! It’s Cold, Gray, Rainy…and Gloomy”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 17, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update from Lovely Lithia


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s a chilly morning here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, November 17, 2022. As I write this, the temperature outside is 60°F/15°C under partly sunny skies. And while conditions are not exactly the same as the ones I described in detail in yesterday’s Remembering Cheryl T post, they are – unsurprisinglyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 17, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update from Lovely Lithia”

Super-Long Weekend Update – Veterans Day Edition, Part Two (November 12, 2022)


Veterans Day Weekend Update, Part Two Yesterday was Veterans Day (formerly known as Armistice Day, and still called that in other countries that were belligerents during the First World War), and here in the United States, local, state, and federal government offices were closed, there were no mail deliveries, and – of course – storesContinue reading “Super-Long Weekend Update – Veterans Day Edition, Part Two (November 12, 2022)”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 11, 2022, or: Super-Long Weekend Update, Veteran’s Day Edition, Part One


Adieu Nicole! It’s been a day since Tropical Storm Nicole visited the state of Florida, and even though it is off to the north-northwest, where it is now a problem for Georgia and the Carolinas, the outer bands are so huge that we here in Lithia are under cloudy skies and the occasional bursts ofContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 11, 2022, or: Super-Long Weekend Update, Veteran’s Day Edition, Part One”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 10, 2022, or: Storms, Stress, Movies, and Other Things on My Mind


The Passage of Nicole Hi, there, Dear Reader. As I write this, I’m sitting at the kitchenette table in the house where I live in Fish Hawk Ranches, a sprawling planned community within the city limits of Lithia, Florida. It is a chilly, gloomy, and rainy day in the Tampa Bay area. Thanks to theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 10, 2022, or: Storms, Stress, Movies, and Other Things on My Mind”