Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, or: Life in the Florida Doldrums

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The present temperature is 85˚F (30˚C)  under partly sunny skies. With relative humidity at 51% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the heat index is 94˚F (35˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunnyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, or: Life in the Florida Doldrums”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, or: Coping with Yesterday

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday here in New Hometown, Florida, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The present temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat index is 98˚F (36˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showersContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, or: Coping with Yesterday”

TV Series/Blu-Ray Review: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’

Critic’s Log, Earth Date 06.06.21: (Is this thing on? Oh, yeah. It is. Never mind.) Computer, begin review. On June 2, 2020, Paramount Home Media Distribution released the 2018-2019 episodes of Star Trek: Short Treks, an anthology series created by Star Trek producer Alex Kurtzman for CBS All-Access, the streaming service that ViacomCBS renamed asContinue reading “TV Series/Blu-Ray Review: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 24, 2021, or: Leisurely Pursuits in My Corner of the World

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 24, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 7 MPH (10 KM/H) and humidity at 26%  ̶  unusually low by Florida standards – the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (25˚C). TheContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 24, 2021, or: Leisurely Pursuits in My Corner of the World”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 23, 2021, or: More Carefully Watched Packages – the Saga Continues

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon on Sunday, May 23, 2021 here in New Hometown, Florida. It is a sultry late spring day; the current temperature is 84˚F under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 31% and the wind blowing from the east at 7 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 84˚F. Today’s forecast: we canContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 23, 2021, or: More Carefully Watched Packages – the Saga Continues”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 22, 2021, or: Keep on Trekking

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-to late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, May 22, 2021. It is a nice late spring morning here; the temperature outside is 76˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 41% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 22, 2021, or: Keep on Trekking”

Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut’ (2016)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut  (2016) Written by: Jack B. Sowards, Nicholas Meyer (uncredited) Based Upon: Star Trek, Created by Gene Roddenberry Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Kirstie Alley, Ricardo Montalban, Bibi Besch, Merritt Butrick, Paul Winfield On June 7,Continue reading “Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut’ (2016)”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 22, 2021, or: Where in the World Did the Time Go?

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, March 22, 2021. Currently, it is a chilly – by Sunshine State standards, at least – and gray day here; the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 22, 2021, or: Where in the World Did the Time Go?”

Book Review: ‘The World of Star Trek’

In the summer of 1985 – sometime during my freshman year at Miami-Dade Community College – I purchased a paperback copy of a reference book titled The World of Star Trek by author, screenwriter, and cultural observer David Gerrold. Originally published in 1973 – during the “lost years” after Star Trek: The Original Series’ cancellationContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The World of Star Trek’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 9, 2020: The Slings, Arrows of an Almost Sleepless Night & Other Insignifica

Good morning, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late morning here in New Hometown, Florida as I sit in my study/bedroom and start on this first blog post of the day. It looks as though it’s going to be hot – again – on this Friday, October 9, 2020. Currently, the temperature outside is 75˚F underContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 9, 2020: The Slings, Arrows of an Almost Sleepless Night & Other Insignifica”