Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 4, 2022, or: Sleepless in Seattle? No, More Like Restless in the Sunshine State….


“O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness?” ― William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2 Oh, no. Not again. Not another seemingly endless, sleepless, and exhausting night in Lithia, Florida where insomnia apparently is theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 4, 2022, or: Sleepless in Seattle? No, More Like Restless in the Sunshine State….”

Movie Review: ‘Maid in Sweden’ (1971)


Maid in Sweden (1971) Directed by: Dan Wolman (Credited as Floch Johnson) Written by: Ronnie Friedland and George T. Norris Starring: Christina Lindberg (Credited as Kristina Lindberg), Monika Ekman, Krister Ekman, Leif Neislund, Per Axel Arosenius, Itela Frodi, Tina Hedström, Henrik Meyer, Vivianne Öjengen, Jim Engelau On August 9, Kino Lorber and MGM released theContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘Maid in Sweden’ (1971)”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 13, 2022, or: Killing Time (or Trying to, Anyway) on a Hot Florida Afternoon


Hi, Dear Reader! It’s early afternoon on another scorching late summer day in the Tampa Bay area (there really aren’t any non-scorching days in my home state of Florida in August unless it’s unusually rainy or a tropical storm/hurricane passes through during the daytime hours and the cloud cover hides the sun for long hoursContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 13, 2022, or: Killing Time (or Trying to, Anyway) on a Hot Florida Afternoon”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Amazon Comes Through; My Copy of ‘Maid in Sweden’ is Here


It’s early evening here, and although it seemed as though the last of the Dog Days of Summer 2022 would be a literal wash-out, the thunderstorms that were predicted for the afternoon never came close to Fish Hawk Ranch, the sprawling planned community in the Tampa Bay area that I have called home since earlyContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Amazon Comes Through; My Copy of ‘Maid in Sweden’ is Here”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, August 11, 2022, or: Ushering Out the Dog Days of Summer with Thunderstorms and Sexy Movies*


Technically, one sexy movie. Well, today, August 11, 2022, is the last of the so-called Dog Days of Summer, which this year began on July 3. These are usually the hottest days of the year throughout the Northern Hemisphere, although here in Florida (and the subtropical zone in general) we still have to go throughContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, August 11, 2022, or: Ushering Out the Dog Days of Summer with Thunderstorms and Sexy Movies*”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Breaking News – ‘Maid in Sweden’ Has Shipped!


As always happens when I order stuff online – especially brand-new Blu-ray releases or big-ticket items like laptop (or desktop) computers – I get antsy whenever I check on the status of a shipment and it seems to be stuck on Not Shipped Yet. Especially when – as is the case with my pre-order ofContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Breaking News – ‘Maid in Sweden’ Has Shipped!”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Keeping My Eye On ‘Maid In Sweden’ and Other Pre-Orders


It’s mid-afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on a cloudy – and at times rainy – Tuesday in August of 2022, and as I sit here in the semi-darkness of my small bedroom/writing room, I’m checking on Amazon if my pre-order of Maid in Sweden has shipped yet. Well, as of 5:20 PM Eastern, the Blu-rayContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Keeping My Eye On ‘Maid In Sweden’ and Other Pre-Orders”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 8, 2022, or: Another Week Begins in Florida’s ‘Left’ Coast, and So Far, it’s Just Meh


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s Monday, August 8, 2022, which means that even though the Dog Days of summer are nearing their end (the last Dog Day is on Thursday), another work week begins anew. I don’t have a heck of a lot to say about my weekend; it was hot, somewhat rainy  – butContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 8, 2022, or: Another Week Begins in Florida’s ‘Left’ Coast, and So Far, it’s Just Meh”

Late July Diversions: An Update on My TBR and TBW Lists for the Summer of ’22


Well, with the end of July only a few days off, it’s time for an update on my To Be Watched (TBW) and To Be Read (TBR) lists for the seventh month of 2022. As you know, July is not my favorite month of the year. My mother died on July 19, 2015, after herContinue reading “Late July Diversions: An Update on My TBR and TBW Lists for the Summer of ’22”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 3, 2022, or: What I Did on My Not-So-Exciting, Not-So-Stormy Saturday


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, July 3, 2022. It is a hot, sticky, summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 89°F (32°C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west at 11 MPH (17 KM/H) and humidity at 66%, the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 3, 2022, or: What I Did on My Not-So-Exciting, Not-So-Stormy Saturday”