9/11 + 20

Part One: The Weight of Memory Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana The sky above the New York City skyline was clear and gloriously blue on that Tuesday morning in September in the Land of Ago, now 20 years in the rearview mirror of our lives.Continue reading “9/11 + 20”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 24, 2021, or: ‘A Very Stable Genius’ Reveals Trump is No Friend of Our Military

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. It’s another hot, humid late summer day. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 57% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 98˚F (37˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 24, 2021, or: ‘A Very Stable Genius’ Reveals Trump is No Friend of Our Military”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 4, 2021, or: Happy 245th Birthday, America…It’s Independence Day!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s noon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, July 4, 2021, the 245th Independence Day in U.S. history. It Is a hot, summery day: the current temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 8 MPH (12 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 4, 2021, or: Happy 245th Birthday, America…It’s Independence Day!”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 2, 2021, or: Eyes on the Tropics (Again!), Trump Tanks in Presidential Rankings, & News from the Cold Front

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, July 2, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C)  under sunny skies. With humidity at 64% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 77˚F. Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showers andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 2, 2021, or: Eyes on the Tropics (Again!), Trump Tanks in Presidential Rankings, & News from the Cold Front”

Book Review: ‘Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan’

One of the deadliest weapons in the Navy’s arsenal for the past 80 years has been the submarine. Stealthy and lethal, today’s Los Angeles, Seawolf and Virginia class nuclear attack subs lurk beneath the waves like the ancient sea monsters feared by sailors in the days before Columbus. With their wire-guided Mk. 48 ADCAP torpedoesContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan’”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Rioter Jenna Ryan Gets 2 Additional Federal Charges, But Remains Vocal, Unrepentant

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, though by the time I post this it will be early afternoon.[1] Currently, the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under cloudy conditions. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 9 MPH (13 KM/H) and humidity at 78%, theContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Rioter Jenna Ryan Gets 2 Additional Federal Charges, But Remains Vocal, Unrepentant”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump, ‘The Big Lie’ & the MAGA Cult

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;All the King’s horsesAnd all the King’s men,Couldn’t put Humpty together again. – Modern version of Humpty Dumpty, circa 1954 On November 3, 2020, Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, was defeated in the Presidential election by former Vice President Joe Biden (D)Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump, ‘The Big Lie’ & the MAGA Cult”

After the Assault on the Capitol: The Saga of Trump-Supporting Texas Real Estate Agent Jenna Ryan Shows Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

Hey, Constant Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, January 24, 2021. It looks like it’s a nice day; the current temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) – the forecast high – under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), theContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: The Saga of Trump-Supporting Texas Real Estate Agent Jenna Ryan Shows Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Capitol Rioter Jenna Ryan Keeps Tweeting, Begs for Donations

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 73˚F (23˚) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 74% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (23˚). Today’s high is supposed to be 74˚F (23˚C)Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Capitol Rioter Jenna Ryan Keeps Tweeting, Begs for Donations”

After the Assault on the Capitol: The Sad, Delusional Saga of Jenna Ryan Continues

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 63˚F (17˚C) under sunny skies. With a becalmed wind and humidity at 72%, the feels-like factor is 63˚F (17˚C). Per today’s forecast, we can expect partly sunny skies and a high of 74˚F (23˚C).Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: The Sad, Delusional Saga of Jenna Ryan Continues”