More Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 3: Venturing Out…Then Coming Back In

Hello again, Dear Reader. It’s late in the afternoon here in my corner of Florida, and it’s cloudy, gray, and even a bit drizzly outside. Currently, the temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) under cloudy skies; with humidity at 78% and a northeasterly breeze blowing at 11 MPH/17 KPH, the feels-like temperature is 79˚F (26˚C). The forecastContinue reading “More Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 3: Venturing Out…Then Coming Back In”

Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, September 30, 2020: Autumn is Here…and the Presidential Campaign Heats Up

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early morning here in my small corner of Florida, and outside it’s beginning to feel a lot like autumn. As I write this it’s not even 6 AM and the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. The wind is blowing from the north at 11 MPH/18 KPH andContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, September 30, 2020: Autumn is Here…and the Presidential Campaign Heats Up”

Books and Stories: Tackling the TBR Pile One Title at a Time

It’s early afternoon here in my small corner of Florida on this last day of Summer 2020. My blinds and curtains are closed, so my study is perhaps darker than it ought to be. Even so, the weather here is still “summery,” as it’s partly sunny and humid (66%) outside. Per my PC’s weather app,Continue reading “Books and Stories: Tackling the TBR Pile One Title at a Time”

Oh, Those End-of-Summer Blues & They Call the Wind…Sally

Don’t know whyThere’s no sun up in the skyStormy weather – Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler Well, it’s now early Sunday afternoon here in my corner of…er…not Paradise, but Florida, and the day is still a bit gray, damp, and even blustery. Right now it’s mostly sunny – at least at the spot where theContinue reading “Oh, Those End-of-Summer Blues & They Call the Wind…Sally”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 6, 2020: Another Late Summer Day in My Corner of Florida

Hello, Dear Reader. I hope this Sunday post finds you in good health and safe from the current global COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a citizen or resident of the U.S., I also hope that you are enjoying a nice pre-Labor Day weekend, even if the coronavirus health crisis means you have to put upContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 6, 2020: Another Late Summer Day in My Corner of Florida”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 1, 2020: Or, Hey, at Least I Got a New Book

Hi there, Dear Reader. Here it is late afternoon in my corner of Florida; warm daylight is streaming through the venetian blinds that shield my study from the hot summery sun that would otherwise flood it if all I had here were a window. It’s hot here; the temperature is in the low 90s, butContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 1, 2020: Or, Hey, at Least I Got a New Book”

I Write the Songs…Sorta. Or: Look, Ma, I Did a Parody!

So my friend Juan Carlos Hernandez, the actor-director-producer who gave me my first breaks as a bona fide screenwriter, texted me the other day to tell me about a project that he and his wife, actress-producer Adria K. Woomer-Hernandez, are currently working on. “We’re doing a musical comedy revue about the COVID-19 pandemic that weContinue reading “I Write the Songs…Sorta. Or: Look, Ma, I Did a Parody!”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of Florida, and I’m still a bit tired  from my bout of insomnia from the night of August 24/25, 2020. Right now it’s hot and muggy outside; the temperature is 85˚F, but with humidity at a whopping 83% and a 5 MPH land breezeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, August 26, 2020”

Thoughts On a Sunday Afternoon in Florida: June 14, 2020

Well, here we are on the brink of mid-June, with the annual transition from spring to summer just a few days off and also 14 days into the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. It’s hot and humid outside; the official temperature outside is 91 degrees Fahrenheit, but with humidity and wind speed/direction factored in, the “feels-like”Continue reading “Thoughts On a Sunday Afternoon in Florida: June 14, 2020”

Bits and Pieces of My Mind, or Random Thoughts

Well, it’s Thursday, May 7, 2020, the 75th anniversary of Germany’s signing of the unconditional surrender documents at Allied headquarters in Reims, France, which ended the European phase of World War II. Actually, the May 7 signing at Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s headquarters was the first surrender ceremony; Soviet dictator Josef Stalin protested that theContinue reading “Bits and Pieces of My Mind, or Random Thoughts”