Super-Long Weekend Update, Veterans Day Edition, Part Three (November 13, 2022)


Live, from Tampa Bay, it’s Saturday Night Blues! Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to Part Three of Super-Long Weekend Update – Veterans Day Edition. As I begin this post, it is late morning on Sunday, November 13, 2022, and I’m grooving to the sounds of Billy Joel: Greatest Hits, Volume III. I usually don’t listenContinue reading “Super-Long Weekend Update, Veterans Day Edition, Part Three (November 13, 2022)”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 6, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two


Well, folks, it’s early afternoon on Sunday, November 6, 2022, and it’s a quiet, sunny warm day here in my corner of Lithia, Florida. Except for the sound of classical music playing on my PC’s Amazon Music app and the occasional sound of someone opening or closing a bedroom door or walking up or downContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 6, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two”

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 Thursday, October 20, 2022, or: Another ‘Closely Watched Packages’ Update


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Thursday, October 20, 2022, and we here in Lithia are enjoying the cooler weather brought down from up North by the first strong cold front of the season. Since Lithia is, like the rest of the Tampa Bay area, in the subtropical zone of North America, fall is not asContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 20, 2022, or: Another ‘Closely Watched Packages’ Update”

Reflections on America and Its History: Takeaways from the First Part of ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’


Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall standA mighty woman with a torch, whose flameIs the imprisoned lightning, and her nameMother of Exiles. From her beacon-handGlows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes commandThe air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. “Keep, ancient lands,Continue reading “Reflections on America and Its History: Takeaways from the First Part of ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’”

About Blu-rays: First Looks at ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’


Last night I finished my three-night “binge watch” of Star Trek: Picard’s second season, which was released on Blu-ray by Paramount on Tuesday. The series, which was created as a three-season-long story for the streaming service Paramount+, is a sequel to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and the four feature films that followed it.Continue reading “About Blu-rays: First Looks at ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 5, 2022, or: Amazon Delivers!


Well, my Amazon package with Ken Burns: The U.S. and the Holocaust, Star Trek: Picard – Season Two, and my Star Wars The Black Series Figrin D’an collectible action figure arrived yesterday at 5:06 PM; I found it set on the kitchenette table, placed there, I assume, by the Caregiver before she went to spendContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 5, 2022, or: Amazon Delivers!”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 4, 2022, or: Another Sleepless Night in Florida…and a Cornucopia from Amazon


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s another feels-like-autumn-in-Florida day here in Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. It’s sunny, it’s cool (74°F/24°C), and the forecast high will be 83°F/29°C, so it’s not going to be one of those “why does it still feel like high summer” days that we had last month. This is goingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 4, 2022, or: Another Sleepless Night in Florida…and a Cornucopia from Amazon”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 3, 2022, or: First Monday in October


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Monday, October 4, 2022, and it’s a lovely subtropical autumn day here in Lithia. It’s not too hot outside, it’s sunny, and there’s a nice breeze. In fact, if I can somehow muster some enthusiasm, I might even put on my shoes – I am already dressed and not inContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 3, 2022, or: First Monday in October”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 2, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two


It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood…. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Sunday, October 2, 2022. I went outside briefly to take an empty Pizza Hut box to the trash bin that’s parked in front of the garage, and it was somewhat nice out there. I did not linger on the drivewayContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 2, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two”