TV Documentary/Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009’

Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009  (1994, 2010) Written by: Geoffrey C. Ward (Episodes 1-9), Ken Burns (Episodes 1-11), David McMahon (Episodes 10-11), and Lynn Novick (Episodes 10 and 11). Directed by: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick Starring: John Chancellor (Narrator, 1994 Series), Keith David (Narrator, 2010 Series),Continue reading “TV Documentary/Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, July 10, 2021, or: Come Rain or Come Shine (Looks Like I’ll Be Reading Today)

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 89˚F (31˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 58% and the wind blowing from the east at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 103˚F (39˚C). Today’s forecast is typical Florida summerContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, July 10, 2021, or: Come Rain or Come Shine (Looks Like I’ll Be Reading Today)”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 21, 2021, or: It’s D (for Delivery) Day for the Indy 4K Box Set

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, June 21, 2021. On this second day of astronomical summer (meteorological summer began on June 1), it is hot, humid, and typical of the Florida wet season. The temperature is 82˚F under sunny skies, but with humidity at 64% andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 21, 2021, or: It’s D (for Delivery) Day for the Indy 4K Box Set”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, June 8, 2021, or: ‘Baseball’ Arrives Today, ‘Indy’ Box Set Hasn’t Shipped

Hi. Dear Reader. It’s late morning in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 84˚F (29˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 49% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 10 MPH (12 KM/H), the heat index is 89˚F (32˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, June 8, 2021, or: ‘Baseball’ Arrives Today, ‘Indy’ Box Set Hasn’t Shipped”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 7, 2021, or: Another Sleep-Deprived Night in Florida & Closely-Watched Packages

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, June 7, 2021. Presently, the temperature is 80˚F (26˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 45% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 5 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚C). Today we can expect partly sunnyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 7, 2021, or: Another Sleep-Deprived Night in Florida & Closely-Watched Packages”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 5, 2021, or: Broken Traditions, Lost Songbooks and the Persistence of Memory (and Grudges)

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, June 5, 2021. It is a hot summery day; the current temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 55% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index is 94˚F (34˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 5, 2021, or: Broken Traditions, Lost Songbooks and the Persistence of Memory (and Grudges)”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 2, 2021, or: Indy, Baseball, and Video Format Upgrades

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. It’s a warm, grey-lit day; currently the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 41% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 89˚F (32˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 2, 2021, or: Indy, Baseball, and Video Format Upgrades”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 4, 2021, or: Confessions of a Serial Package Tracker & May the Fourth Be With You

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Currently, the temperature outside is 79˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies; with humidity at 88% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the heat index is 77˚F (25˚C). It’s gonna be a hot day, folksContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 4, 2021, or: Confessions of a Serial Package Tracker & May the Fourth Be With You”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 3, 2021: or, Of Laptops Old & New, Sea Turtle Wallpapers, and Waiting for Packages

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 3, 2021. It’s going to be a hot beginning to the workweek. Right now, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 73% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 10 MPH (16 KM/H), the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 3, 2021: or, Of Laptops Old & New, Sea Turtle Wallpapers, and Waiting for Packages”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 14, 2021, or: ‘Hemingway,’ Smart TVs, and ‘Eureka!’ Moments

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Presently, the temperature is 70˚F (21˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 86%, the feels-like temperature is 69˚F (20˚C). The forecast for today says we’ll haveContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 14, 2021, or: ‘Hemingway,’ Smart TVs, and ‘Eureka!’ Moments”