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’”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Coppola’s ‘Godfather Trilogy’ 4K Set is ‘Out for Delivery,” and ‘The Berlin Concert’ Has Shipped


One of the biggest peeves that I have about home media releases on disc (especially the new 4K UHD Blu-ray format) is with packaging, especially when it comes to commemorative box sets such as last year’s Indiana Jones: 4-Movie Collection (released to celebrate Raiders of the Lost Ark’s 40th Anniversary) or this week’s The GodfatherContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Coppola’s ‘Godfather Trilogy’ 4K Set is ‘Out for Delivery,” and ‘The Berlin Concert’ Has Shipped”

50 Years On: Remembering – or Trying to Remember – March of 1972 is No Easy Thing


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, March 21, 2022. It is a warm first day of astronomical spring in the Tampa Bay area; meteorological spring began on March 1. Currently, the temperature is 80˚ F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11Continue reading “50 Years On: Remembering – or Trying to Remember – March of 1972 is No Easy Thing”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: “…But Wait! There’s More!”


Well, with the recent arrival of my Ultimate Collector’s Edition set of West Side Story – it arrived at 3:49 PM Eastern yesterday – I can now say that this bit of my online shopping story is safely in the rear-view mirror of my life. Yes, the Best Buy Limited Edition Steelbook bit was unnecessarilyContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: “…But Wait! There’s More!””

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, March 11, 2022, or: Carefully Watched Packages – The Saga Continues (It Never Really Ends, Right?)


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday/early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, March 11, 2022. It is a hot spring day here in the Tampa Bay area.[1] Currently, the temperature is 86˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 13 MPH (21 KM/H) and humidity at 65%, the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, March 11, 2022, or: Carefully Watched Packages – The Saga Continues (It Never Really Ends, Right?)”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 7, 2022, or: Waking Up at 3 AM is Not My Cup of Tea (or Starbuck’s Coffee)


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is a hot, muggy, almost summer-like day here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, March 7, 2022. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (29˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 64% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 12 MPH (20 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 86˚F (30˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 7, 2022, or: Waking Up at 3 AM is Not My Cup of Tea (or Starbuck’s Coffee)”