Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 17, 2021, or: My 4K UHD/Blu-ray Collection Gets ‘Bourne’…and Trump’s Final Days in Office Are Nigh

Hola, Dear Reader. It’s Sunday, January 17, 2021, and it’s late in the afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Right now the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under mostly cloudy skies; with humidity at 59% and becalmed winds, the feels-like temperature is 61˚F (16˚C). The forecast for the rest of the afternoon calls for mostly cloudyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 17, 2021, or: My 4K UHD/Blu-ray Collection Gets ‘Bourne’…and Trump’s Final Days in Office Are Nigh”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Right-Wing Delusion – the Saga of Alleged Trump Rioter Jenna Ryan

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark Well, here we are, 10 days after a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed into the U.S. Capitol in anContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Right-Wing Delusion – the Saga of Alleged Trump Rioter Jenna Ryan”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Aftermath

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, January 9, 2021. As I write this, the temperature is 55˚F (13˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 55˚F (13˚C). The rest of theContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Aftermath”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump ‘Concedes,’ But He Still Has Blood on His Hands

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, January 8, 2021. Right now the temperature is 63˚F (17˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 77% and the wind blowing from the west at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 63˚F (17˚C). Today’s forecast: partly sunny skies andContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump ‘Concedes,’ But He Still Has Blood on His Hands”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 14, 2020, or: Electoral College Madness!

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here on Monday, December 14, 2020. Here in New Hometown, Florida the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under cloudy conditions (although in my immediate vicinity the sun tries to peep through the veil of gray clouds). With humidity at 86% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 6 MPHContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 14, 2020, or: Electoral College Madness!”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 19, 2020, or: The Ghosts of Thanksgivings Past…and Present

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Currently, the temperature here is 73˚F (23˚C) under partly skies. With the wind blowing at 12 MPH (19 KM/H) from the east-northeast and humidity at 65%, the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (23˚C). The forecast for tonight calls forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 19, 2020, or: The Ghosts of Thanksgivings Past…and Present”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 9, 2020, or: Why I Voted for Joe Biden Redux

Author’s Note: Parts of this blog post originally appeared on my personal Facebook page. Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning (almost 7 AM Eastern as I start this post) here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under partly cloudy skies. The sun rose just one minute ago, so there’s not muchContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 9, 2020, or: Why I Voted for Joe Biden Redux”

Election 2020: Why I Voted for Joe Biden

In the first week of October, knowing that Postmaster Louis DeJoy, a wealthy Republican and Trump supporter, was doing everything he could – including cutting U.S. Post Office employees’ work hours, removing mailboxes for “replacement,” and dismantling sorting machines and other equipment – to hinder voting by mail efforts made necessary by the global COVID-19Continue reading “Election 2020: Why I Voted for Joe Biden”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 7, 2020, or: Blue Skies vs NaNoWriMo 2020….

It’s night here in New Hometown, Florida on this Saturday, November 7, 2020. It is nice and cool outside; the current temperature is 76˚F (24˚C) under partly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast (with emphasis on the east) at 18 MPH (28 KM/H) and humidity at 78%, the feels-like temperature is  76˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 7, 2020, or: Blue Skies vs NaNoWriMo 2020….”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 6, 2020, or: The NaNoWriMo Project vs. Biden-Trump Heebie-Jeebies

Hi, there, Dear Reader. As I start this post, it is just a bit past noon on Friday, November 6, 2020 here in my tiny corner of Florida. Currently, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 13 MPH (22 KM/H) and humidity at 71%, theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 6, 2020, or: The NaNoWriMo Project vs. Biden-Trump Heebie-Jeebies”