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: 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”

On Blu-ray Collecting: A Quick Update About ‘The Stand’ Blu-ray Set’s ETA


It’s mid-afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Except for the sound of the big TV out in the common room – Alfred, The Caregiver’s boyfriend of over a year, is watching the Paramount Network and he has the volume cranked up – the house is quiet. My bedroomContinue reading “On Blu-ray Collecting: A Quick Update About ‘The Stand’ Blu-ray Set’s ETA”

On Blu-ray Collecting: A Glimmer of Hope in the Continuing Saga of Late Pre-Orders


For those of you who are following the continuing saga of Perpetually Delayed Pre-Ordered Blu-rays, I have an optimistic update regarding the ship-out date of The Stand (2020). If you recall, July was a busy month for pre-orders on Amazon, at least for me. Some were of books that will be published between early OctoberContinue reading “On Blu-ray Collecting: A Glimmer of Hope in the Continuing Saga of Late Pre-Orders”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 8, 2021, or: When Preordering New Blu-ray Releases Becomes a Game of ‘Hurry Up & Wait’


Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, October 8, 2021. It’s a hot, muggy “autumn” day in west-central Florida. The current temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 72% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 8, 2021, or: When Preordering New Blu-ray Releases Becomes a Game of ‘Hurry Up & Wait’”