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”

Music Album Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Expanded Edition)’


A “Roguish” Tale of Two Albums On December 16, 2016, Walt Disney Records released Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the soundtrack album to Gareth Edwards’ gritty (and first Star Wars “standalone” feature film outside the nine-part Skywalker Saga) action adventure. Released in compact disc, vinyl LP, and digital audio onContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Expanded Edition)’”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 29, 2022, or: A Brief SITREP from Lovely Lithia


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s the last Monday of August 2022, which means that – if you go by the meteorological calendar and not the astronomical one to record the seasons – summer will end on Wednesday, August 31. And like most late summer days, it’s hot, extremely humid, and we will likely see thunderstormContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, August 29, 2022, or: A Brief SITREP from Lovely Lithia”

On Music: Melodies for a Lazy Saturday, from a Profoundly Lazy Blogger


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. It is a hot late spring day in the Tampa Bay area. This being Saturday, I’m going to take the path of least resistance, as far as blogging goes anyway, and share some of my favorite music videos instead ofContinue reading “On Music: Melodies for a Lazy Saturday, from a Profoundly Lazy Blogger”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 16, 2022, or: The ‘Better Late Than Never’ Post


Hi, there, Dear Reader. I apologize for posting so late – it’s mid-afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, May 16, 2022 – but I am having trouble focusing on my writing today. I planned to write another Old Gamers Never Die post about Crusade in Europe, but my heart just isn’t in it. I alsoContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 16, 2022, or: The ‘Better Late Than Never’ Post”

My Frustrating Thursday: Could It Have Been Caused by Russian Cyberattacks Against the West?


Yesterday was a frustrating day. Extremely frustrating, quite frankly. Let me explain. I usually start writing posts for A Certain Point of View, Too on Microsoft Office’s Word either late in the morning or early in the afternoon. Okay, there have been times when I’ve written my post-of-the-day early in the morning (even before sunriseContinue reading “My Frustrating Thursday: Could It Have Been Caused by Russian Cyberattacks Against the West?”

Music Album (Mixed Media) Review: ‘John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert’


John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert (2022) Release Date: February 4, 2022 (Germany and European Union); March 4, 2022: U.S. & Canada Label: Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Group Genre: Classical/Stage & Screen Style: Orchestral/Film & Screen On Friday, March 4, 2022, Berlin-based Deutsche Grammophon (DG) released John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert, a “live” concert performanceContinue reading “Music Album (Mixed Media) Review: ‘John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert’”

More Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 27, 2022, or: A Bonus Post to Clarify a Few Things….


I rarely write two posts per day on either of my blogs – this one or my original Blogger version of A Certain Point of View – because I usually don’t have much to say or because I lack the desire or mental energy to do so. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to write a fewContinue reading “More Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 27, 2022, or: A Bonus Post to Clarify a Few Things….”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 26, 2022, or: A Late Start Today


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, March 26, 2022. It’s a cool spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 39% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 26, 2022, or: A Late Start Today”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping, or: Getting Set to Receive ‘John Williams – The Berlin Concert’


Well, today is the day when my package with Deutsche Grammophon’s John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert – Deluxe Edition is due to arrive here. Earlier this morning, I received an email from the U.S. Postal Service that said I can expect it to be delivered some time before 8 PM. Per the Postal Service’sContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping, or: Getting Set to Receive ‘John Williams – The Berlin Concert’”