Life in the Time of COVID-19: Is the Myth of ‘Rugged Individualism’ Leading Us to National Suicide?

Poor baby wasn’t protected by her parents. We as a people just really suck right now. – Sean Goulding on Twitter, September 10, 2021. What is wrong with Americans these days, anyway? According to the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University, 655,875 Americans – men, women, and children – have died from COVID-19, a novelContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Is the Myth of ‘Rugged Individualism’ Leading Us to National Suicide?”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 3, 2021, or: Reports from Far & Near

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, September 3, 2021. It’s another hot, humid, and – later – rainy early autumn day here in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southwest at 2 MPH (4 KM/H)Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 3, 2021, or: Reports from Far & Near”

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”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: The Stupidity…It Hurts

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, August 20, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 56% and a becalmed wind, the feels-like temperature is 96˚F (37˚C). Today we are back to the typical summertime pattern in Florida. The forecast calls forContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: The Stupidity…It Hurts”

On Books & Reading: A Few Takeaways from ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

Hi there, Dear Reader. Happy Humpday. It’s midday here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. As usual, it is hot, muggy, and cloudy outside. Currently, the temperature is 89˚F (31˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 51%  and an east-southeasterly breeze of 9 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 103˚FContinue reading “On Books & Reading: A Few Takeaways from ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

On Books & Reading: A First Look at ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 84˚F under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 52% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 7 MPH, the heat index is 92˚F. Today’s forecast calls for thunderstorms to move through our area,Continue reading “On Books & Reading: A First Look at ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 14, 2021, or: Fred, Grace, Insomnia, and Nocturnal Activities

Hey there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Since it’s midsummer here in the Sunshine State, the weather picture is typical for the season. Currently, the temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 64% and the wind blowing from the east at 7Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 14, 2021, or: Fred, Grace, Insomnia, and Nocturnal Activities”

On Books & Reading: What? Another Trump-themed Book in My TBR Stack? Yep!

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 12, 2021. It is, typically, a hot, muggy day on the Florida Gulf Coast. The current temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), theContinue reading “On Books & Reading: What? Another Trump-themed Book in My TBR Stack? Yep!”

Facing Unpleasant Facts: Trump, Fox News, and Fascism – Why You Should Read ‘I Alone Can Fix It’

Hello, Dear Reader. It is midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. It’s a typically hot, muggy midsummer’s day. The current temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 5 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 105˚F (40˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Facing Unpleasant Facts: Trump, Fox News, and Fascism – Why You Should Read ‘I Alone Can Fix It’”

On Right-Wing Lunacy: How the Right Wants You to Think that Hitler Was a ‘Socialist’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The current temperature is 77˚F under sunny skies. With humidity at 73% and a southeasterly breeze blowing at 9 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 76˚F. Today we can expect more Florida-style subtropical weather: the forecast calls for scatteredContinue reading “On Right-Wing Lunacy: How the Right Wants You to Think that Hitler Was a ‘Socialist’”