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”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 18, 2021, or: Of Moms, Birthdays, and My ‘Maybe Later’ Pile

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in my corner of west-central Florida on Monday, October 18, 2021. It is a nice fall day; the current temperature is 74˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 38% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 11 MPH (18 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 18, 2021, or: Of Moms, Birthdays, and My ‘Maybe Later’ Pile”

On Film and Film-Watching: Revisiting ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 4K…and Listening to the Commentary Track

Well, it’s early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Even though it is ostensibly autumn, because we are in the subtropical zone it is summer-like hot outside. The current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 41% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 8 MPHContinue reading “On Film and Film-Watching: Revisiting ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 4K…and Listening to the Commentary Track”

On Film and Film-Watching: A Little Bit of Apocalypse…and a Little Bit of ‘A Little Romance’

Hi there. It’s late morning here in my corner of west-central Florida on Friday, October 15, 2021. We are off to a fall-like start to the day. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 40% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 3 MPH (4 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “On Film and Film-Watching: A Little Bit of Apocalypse…and a Little Bit of ‘A Little Romance’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 13, 2021, or: Shatner Boldly Goes to Suborbit, and My Blu-ray Collection Expands (a Bit)

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. It’s gray and somewhat cool outside; the current temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 48% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 6 MPH (9 KM/H),the feels-like temperature is 74˚F (22˚C). TheContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 13, 2021, or: Shatner Boldly Goes to Suborbit, and My Blu-ray Collection Expands (a Bit)”

For the Love of Movies: Watching an Old Classic and Keeping Tabs on My Blu-ray Library

Last night I watched George Lucas’s first box office hit, American Graffiti (1973). It was a last-minute choice; I originally planned to watch the 1994 miniseries The Stand, the first adaptation of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel about a government-engineered “super flu” that kills 99% of humanity and sets up the survivors for an “end ofContinue reading “For the Love of Movies: Watching an Old Classic and Keeping Tabs on My Blu-ray Library”