On Blogs & Blogging: My Blogger Blog Hits the 1M-Pageviews Milestone Despite MAGA Fans’ Attempts to Muzzle It


If you’re familiar with the genesis of A Certain Point of View, Too, you may recall that this blog was the unexpected consequence of a grievous act of censorship on the part of both Facebook and a handful of Trump supporters back in March of 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was being mishandled andContinue reading “On Blogs & Blogging: My Blogger Blog Hits the 1M-Pageviews Milestone Despite MAGA Fans’ Attempts to Muzzle It”

Elections 2022: I Voted Today to Save American Democracy…Will You Do the Same?


This morning – after having breakfast that consisted of two cups of coffee and a leftover breadstick from last night’s ordered-from-Pizza Hut dinner – I fulfilled my obligation as an American citizen and completed my vote-by-mail ballot for the upcoming midterm election in November. I’ve had my ballot from the Hillsborough County Elections Department inContinue reading “Elections 2022: I Voted Today to Save American Democracy…Will You Do the Same?”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 13, 2022, or: Insomnia Strikes Again, But Alex Jones Gets His Comeuppance


And Now, a Quick Word from the Author Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, October 13, 2022. I’m off to a late start – again – because I had yet another sleepless night and I am functioning with only one cup of café con leche (a Cuban-style latte, ifContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 13, 2022, or: Insomnia Strikes Again, But Alex Jones Gets His Comeuppance”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 8, 2022, or: What’s on My Mind Today?


Things On My Mind, Saturday, October 8, 2022

On Books & Reading: An Oral History of 9/11, and Observations About ‘The Third World War’ Duology


The Growing TBR Stack My copy of Garrett M. Graff’s The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 arrived yesterday at 4:56 PM. I retrieved it from our front porch where the Amazon Prime driver had dropped it off, and within a few minutes I had taken it out of its shippingContinue reading “On Books & Reading: An Oral History of 9/11, and Observations About ‘The Third World War’ Duology”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 5, 2022, or: Fear and Angst in America


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. It is a sweltering summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 90°F (32°C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 64%, the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 5, 2022, or: Fear and Angst in America”

On Politics & Modern Conservatism: Heat Waves, Climate Change, & Conservative Dogma


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, June 17, 2022. It is a hot early summer day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 86°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 77% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), theContinue reading “On Politics & Modern Conservatism: Heat Waves, Climate Change, & Conservative Dogma”

We Fought Against Fascism in Europe in 1944; Now We Fight It Here in America in 2022


As I wrote earlier today, today marks the 78th anniversary of the D-Day landings on Normandy. On June 6, 1944, elements of six infantry divisions – three American, two British, and one Canadian – landed on five beaches along a 50-mile front on the northern coast of France. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the amphibious landings, precededContinue reading “We Fought Against Fascism in Europe in 1944; Now We Fight It Here in America in 2022”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 27, 2022, or: Oy, the Things that Keep Me Awake at Night!*


* Angst, Sadness, and Stagnation. Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, May 27, 2022. It is a hot late spring day – another reminder that meteorological summer[1] (June 1 to August 31) begins next week. Currently, the temperature is 85°F (30°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 27, 2022, or: Oy, the Things that Keep Me Awake at Night!*”

Book Review: ‘The Lions of Leningrad’ (2022)


Title: The Lions of Leningrad (2022) Written by: Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem Art by: Thomas Du Caju Translated by: Joseph Laredo Publisher: Dead Reckoning (an imprint of the Naval Institute Press) Reviewer’s Note:  I received a copy of The Lions of Leningrad from the publisher in exchange for an honest review of this compilation book, withContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Lions of Leningrad’ (2022)”