Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 16, 2022, or: A Whimsical New Action Figure for My Star Wars Collection


If you are a regular visitor to this space, you know that I collect Star Wars action figures and other collectibles – including books, soundtrack albums, posters, backpacks, and physical media releases (DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD Blu-ray) of the various Star Wars films and TV shows. Aside from reading and listening to music, whichContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 16, 2022, or: A Whimsical New Action Figure for My Star Wars Collection”

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”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 24, 2022, or: My Most Treasured ‘Star Wars’ Collectible


If you’re a regular reader of A Certain Point of View, Too, you know – or should know by now – that I am a Star Wars fan. Even though I did not embrace George Lucas’s original 1977 film when it went to Miami theaters in early June of 1977, I eventually came around byContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 24, 2022, or: My Most Treasured ‘Star Wars’ Collectible”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 1, 2022, or: What? A New Month Started Today?


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, July 1, 2022. It is a hot, cloudy, and typically humid and rainy day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 90°F (32°C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 9 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 1, 2022, or: What? A New Month Started Today?”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 30, 2022, or: A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That


Hi, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, June 30, 2022. It is a sultry summer day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently the temperature is 86°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) and humidity at 71%, the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 30, 2022, or: A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, or: A Quick Update from Rainy-n-Hot Florida


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. It is a sweltering summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 87°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the heat index is 94°F (35°C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, or: A Quick Update from Rainy-n-Hot Florida”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 27, 2022, or: Of Summer Weather, Broken Mugs, and the Need for Human Connections


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, June 27, 2022. It is a typically steamy summer day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 87°F (30°C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 69% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 5 MPH (8 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 27, 2022, or: Of Summer Weather, Broken Mugs, and the Need for Human Connections”

Star Wars Toys & Collectibles Review: ‘Star Wars The Black Series – General Lando Calrissian’ 6-inch Scale Action Figure


General Lando Calrissian Lando Calrissian served as a general in the starfighter attack on the second Death Star, showing off his superb piloting skills guiding the Millennium Falcon into the Death Star superstructure. – Character description blurb on Star Wars The Black Series: General Lando Calrissian package On September 17, 2021, Rhode Island-based Hasbro, Inc.Continue reading “Star Wars Toys & Collectibles Review: ‘Star Wars The Black Series – General Lando Calrissian’ 6-inch Scale Action Figure”

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’?”

Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro ‘Star Wars The Black Series – Admiral Piett 6-inch Scale Action Figure


Admiral Ozzel: [appearing onscreen with Captain Piett] Lord Vader, the fleet has moved out of lightspeed and we’re preparing to… [Ozzel stops, and suddenly begins to choke, clutching at his throat] Darth Vader: You have failed me for the last time, Admiral! Captain Piett? Captain Piett: Yes, my lord? Darth Vader: Make ready to landContinue reading “Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro ‘Star Wars The Black Series – Admiral Piett 6-inch Scale Action Figure”