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”

I miss my mom, but….

In the early hours of Sunday, July 19, 2015, my 86-year-old mother, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, died of complications from dementia, heart failure, and the effects of a five-year-long confinement to a hospital-type bed in what used to be our guest bedroom in our small Miami-area townhouse. Since then, my life has undergone a series of unforeseenContinue reading “I miss my mom, but….”