Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 18, 2022, or: The First Hints of Autumn (Florida-Style), and My ‘Exciting’ Saturday Night


Goodbye to Summer? It’s beginning to feel like autumn. No, the leaves on the trees aren’t changing color, at least not this far south, and not with most trees that grow in Florida. And there is no chill – beyond that of an air conditioning unit set below 78 degrees – that nips the airContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 18, 2022, or: The First Hints of Autumn (Florida-Style), and My ‘Exciting’ Saturday Night”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 22, 2022, or: Once Upon a Morning Dreary, While I Pondered, Weak and Weary….


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning – noon is not that far off, and because I’m not Speedy Gonzales at the keyboard, it will be early afternoon by the time I post this on WordPress – in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. It is a hot early summer day in theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 22, 2022, or: Once Upon a Morning Dreary, While I Pondered, Weak and Weary….”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 18, 2022, 0r: A Short Post on a Stormy Florida Afternoon


Hi, there, Dear Reader! Today’s blog post will be shorter than usual. I briefly considered reviewing either a book or the 1997 George Clooney-Nicole Kidman political action-thriller The Peacemaker, but I dismissed that as soon as I sat down at my desk and opened Word to start this post. It seemed like a promising ideaContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 18, 2022, 0r: A Short Post on a Stormy Florida Afternoon”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 10, 2022, or: Of Dogs and Movies


Hello, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, June 10, 2022. It is a hot, humid early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 84°F (29°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 10, 2022, or: Of Dogs and Movies”

On Film and Film-Watching: My Ephemeral, Aspirational, and ‘Take with a Grain of Salt’ TBW List for the Week of June 6-12, 2022 (Already in Progress)


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. It is a warm early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 81°F (27°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 87% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “On Film and Film-Watching: My Ephemeral, Aspirational, and ‘Take with a Grain of Salt’ TBW List for the Week of June 6-12, 2022 (Already in Progress)”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 28, 2022, or: It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Summer


“It was a hot and muggy day.” As I write this, it’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Saturday, May 28, 2022. And as you can see, it is a hot, humid late spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 74%Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 28, 2022, or: It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Summer”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 27, 2022, or: Oy, the Things that Keep Me Awake at Night!*


* Angst, Sadness, and Stagnation. Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, May 27, 2022. It is a hot late spring day – another reminder that meteorological summer[1] (June 1 to August 31) begins next week. Currently, the temperature is 85°F (30°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 27, 2022, or: Oy, the Things that Keep Me Awake at Night!*”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 24, 2022, or: Will the Force be with Me on the Real ‘Star Wars Day’?


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday/early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. It is a hot late spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 87°F (31°C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 65% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 24, 2022, or: Will the Force be with Me on the Real ‘Star Wars Day’?”

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”

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’”