Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 30, 2021, or: That’s a Wrap for ’21 – Part One

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, December 30, 2021. It’s a cool, gray winter day. Currently, the temperature is 71˚F (22˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 92% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 70˚F (21˚C). It’s goingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 30, 2021, or: That’s a Wrap for ’21 – Part One”

On Music: Meet My Latest Musical Find – ‘Spotlight on John Williams’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. It is a warm winter day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “On Music: Meet My Latest Musical Find – ‘Spotlight on John Williams’”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 16, 2021, or: One Package Arrives, Another Goes Missing

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, December 16, 2021. It’s a cool early winter day. The current temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 92% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 8 MPH (12 KM/H), the wind-chill factor is 72˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 16, 2021, or: One Package Arrives, Another Goes Missing”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 20, 2021, or: My Friday Night Encounter with ‘Ragtime,’ Disney+, and ‘Star Wars’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in west-central Florida on Saturday, November 20, 2021. It’s a cool late fall day. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 18 MPH (30 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 75˚F (24˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 20, 2021, or: My Friday Night Encounter with ‘Ragtime,’ Disney+, and ‘Star Wars’”

On Movie Collections: My Top 10 Favorite Box Sets (4K UHD and 2K Blu-ray Disc Sets)

I’ve collected disc-based home media releases of my favorite movies and television series for 23 years. I started in the summer of 1998 with DVDs, which I started buying even before I acquired my first DVD player and a fully compatible Samsung TV in early 2000. [1] Previously I had bought VHS videocassettes for 14Continue reading “On Movie Collections: My Top 10 Favorite Box Sets (4K UHD and 2K Blu-ray Disc Sets)”

Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Amerika’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 26, 2021. It’s a bit cooler than usual for a late summer morning in the Sunshine State; the current temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) fromContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Amerika’”

Movie Watcher Memories: ‘The Star Wars Trilogy’ DVD Box Set…and Why I Won’t Part With It

Hello, there. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 16, 2021. It is a warm, humid day; the current temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 8 MPH (10 KM/H), the heat index is 88˚F (32˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Movie Watcher Memories: ‘The Star Wars Trilogy’ DVD Box Set…and Why I Won’t Part With It”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 14, 2021, or: Fred, Grace, Insomnia, and Nocturnal Activities

Hey there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Since it’s midsummer here in the Sunshine State, the weather picture is typical for the season. Currently, the temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 64% and the wind blowing from the east at 7Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 14, 2021, or: Fred, Grace, Insomnia, and Nocturnal Activities”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 18, 2021, or: When Past & Present Collide

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Currently the temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 7 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 93˚F (34˚C). Today’s forecast is a repeat of yesterday’s –Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 18, 2021, or: When Past & Present Collide”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, July 15, 2021, or: Of Noises in the Night and the End of ‘Judge Judy’ is Nigh

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, July 15, 2021. It is going to be a hot but less rainy day; currently, the temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 50% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, July 15, 2021, or: Of Noises in the Night and the End of ‘Judge Judy’ is Nigh”