Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 5, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part One


Weekend Update, Part One (Saturday, November 5, 2022) Midterm Anxiety Hi, there, Dear Reader. Well, it’s early afternoon on Saturday, November 5, 2022. It’s the first weekend of the month, and the last one before the all-important midterm elections that, for good or ill, will foreshadow the next major election two years from now. IContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 5, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part One”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 5, 2022, or: I Dream of Restful Nights and Adventures in Deep Space


“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” ― Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues Well, that’s more like it. After two consecutive nights – Friday and Saturday – marred by bouts of sleeplessness and a not-so-great weekend, last night I fell asleep at a reasonable timeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 5, 2022, or: I Dream of Restful Nights and Adventures in Deep Space”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Catch Me if You Can’ Turns 20 this Year (and Other ‘Tempus Fugit’ Musings)


Hello, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, June 13, 2022. It is a hot, humid, and cloudy early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Today’s forecast is typical for our wet season; the current temperature is 84°F (29°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 84% and theContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Catch Me if You Can’ Turns 20 this Year (and Other ‘Tempus Fugit’ Musings)”

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”