How I Coped with Mid-July’s Sad ‘Anniversary Week’

 Well, it’s Monday, July 25, 2022, the start of another work week and, of course, the last week of the seventh month of the year. As you know, July has not been my favorite month for the last seven years; my mom, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, died on July 19, 2015, and although in some ways myContinue reading “How I Coped with Mid-July’s Sad ‘Anniversary Week’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 13, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Funny ‘Trek,’ and the Mid-July Blahs

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. It is a hellishly hot summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 92°F (33°C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 61%, the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 13, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Funny ‘Trek,’ and the Mid-July Blahs”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 11, 2022: Another Week Begins in Lovely, Rainy Lithia

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is later morning in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, July 11, 2022. It is a sizzling hot summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 86°F (30°C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 11, 2022: Another Week Begins in Lovely, Rainy Lithia”

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”