Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, November 29, 2022, or: To Walk or Not to Walk…


“A lone walker is both present and detached, more than an audience but less than a participant. Walking assuages or legitimizes this alienation.” ― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking Well, it’s Tuesday, November 29, 2022, which not only means that this is the penultimate day of the 11th month of the year, butContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, November 29, 2022, or: To Walk or Not to Walk…”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations


From Books to Movies Since yesterday I posted about my infamous To Be Read (TBR) list and how I tend to read different books about the same topic (for instance, the invasion of Japan that mercifully did not take place), today’s installment of A Certain Point of View, Too will be about the To BeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 19, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update on the First Chilly Day of the Season


It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like…. Autumn Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s a chilly autumn day here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, with gray skies and temperatures in the 50s (Fahrenheit)/10s (Celsius).  I don’t watch local news on TV much, but from what I see on my PC’s Weather app, aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 19, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update on the First Chilly Day of the Season”

Musings for Sunday, August 21, 2022, or: Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week


I’m off to a later-than-usual start with my daily writing because I’m tired and fuzzy-headed. I went to bed later than I expected; I tend to suffer from occasional bouts of both insomnia and anxiety, and unfortunately last night I experienced both. So, after one of those late afternoon thunderstorms that are part of theContinue reading “Musings for Sunday, August 21, 2022, or: Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 17, 2022, or: Movies, Wargames, and Headaches Do Not a Tuesday Night Make


My Tuesday Movie Night: Dinosaurs, Locusts, and Commie Invaders This morning I updated my Collection page in my Member profile at http://www.bluray.com and moved three titles – Jurassic World Dominion – Steelbook (Expanded Edition), Jurassic World: Ultimate Collection, and Red Dawn: Collector’s Edition from the Ordered section to Owned. The package with those pre-orders arrivedContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 17, 2022, or: Movies, Wargames, and Headaches Do Not a Tuesday Night Make”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….


Well, if all goes well tomorrow, my Blu-ray collection will be somewhat larger once my three – yep, three – Amazon pre-orders arrive here in lovely Lithia, Florida as scheduled. I was originally only expecting one, the Shout! Factory’s Collector’s Edition 4K UHD release of 1984’s Red Dawn. It’s one of my few “guilty pleasures”Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….”

Movie Review: ‘West Side Story’ (2021)


West Side Story (2021) Directed by: Steven Spielberg Written by: Tony Kushner Based on: The Broadway musical West Side Story, conceived, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Arthur Laurents. Produced for the stage by Robert L. Griffith and Harold Prince. West Side Story itself isContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘West Side Story’ (2021)”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 4, 2022, or: Weather, Personal Traditions, and Ennui


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, June 4, 2022. It is a gray, gloomy early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 96% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 4, 2022, or: Weather, Personal Traditions, and Ennui”

On Movies & Movie Watching: TBW Lists are Aspirational Documents, Not Ironclad Contracts…..


A few days ago – on April 8, to be exact – I posted a “To Be Watched” (TBW) list of movies that I aspired to watch over the April 8-10 weekend. To wit: Chernobyl (2019) A Walk in the Sun (1945) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Casablanca (1942) The African Queen (1951) Catch Me If You Can (2002)Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Watching: TBW Lists are Aspirational Documents, Not Ironclad Contracts…..”

On Movie Collections: My Current To Be Watched (TBW) List – March 2022 Edition


Ever since I bought my first videocassette recorder in the summer of 1984 – it was a VHS machine from a company whose name I’ve forgotten and it cost me the princely sum of $400.00 ($1,092.27 in 2022 dollars) plus Florida sales tax – I have collected “home media” versions of movies I either sawContinue reading “On Movie Collections: My Current To Be Watched (TBW) List – March 2022 Edition”