Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 14, 2022, or: My (Emotional) Focus Determines My Reality – Seeking Joy Wherever I Can Find It


“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien It is another gray-tinged, hot, and rainy early autumn day here in the Tampa Bay area. This, of course, is not unusual in the state of Florida; this far south in the continental UnitedContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 14, 2022, or: My (Emotional) Focus Determines My Reality – Seeking Joy Wherever I Can Find It”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Red Alert! Red Alert! A Quick Update on My ‘Star Trek’ 6-Movie Box Set


James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, ahead warp one. Hikaru Sulu: Warp one, sir. Chief DiFalco: Heading, sir? James T. Kirk: Out there. Thataway – Star Trek: The Motion Picture (final lines) Before I log off from my computer for the night, I just want to give you a quick update regarding my Star Trek: TheContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Red Alert! Red Alert! A Quick Update on My ‘Star Trek’ 6-Movie Box Set”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 12, 2022, or: Rain, Sun, Movies, and Wargames – But Not Much Else….


Summer, apparently, does not want to leave the Sunshine State. It’s Monday, September 12, 2022, the 12th day of meteorological fall, but here in Lithia, Florida, it is hot, humid, and rainy, just as it has been for the past three days. As I write this, it has been raining off and on – nothingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 12, 2022, or: Rain, Sun, Movies, and Wargames – But Not Much Else….”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, July 7, 2022. It is a hot, humid summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 88°F (31°C) under mostly cloudy conditions. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 73%, the heatContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set”

On Music: My ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Limited Edition 2-CD Soundtrack Album’ Arrives Today!


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-to-late morning in Lithia, Florida on Friday, January 14, 2022. It’s a chilly winter day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 71% and the wind blowing from the north at 8 MPH (13 KM/H) the wind chill factor is 59˚FContinue reading “On Music: My ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Limited Edition 2-CD Soundtrack Album’ Arrives Today!”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 8, 2022, or: Boldly Going Where No Soundtrack Has Gone Before….


Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Saturday, January 8, 2022. It is a warm winter day. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11 MPH (18 KM/H) and humidity at 59%, the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 8, 2022, or: Boldly Going Where No Soundtrack Has Gone Before….”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 20, 2021, or: First Impressions of the ‘Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, September 20, 2021. It is another hot, sweltering early fall day in the Sunshine State. The current temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) and humidity at 60%,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 20, 2021, or: First Impressions of the ‘Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set”

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)”