Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, February 15, 2022, or, Pre-Order Jitters in the Shadow of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. It is a chilly winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 72˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 49% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 14 MPH (23 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, February 15, 2022, or, Pre-Order Jitters in the Shadow of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis”

Life in Trump-Era America: Tennessee County School Board Bans Pulitzer Prize-Winning ‘Maus’ – on Holocaust Remembrance Day!


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is midday here in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, January 28, 2022. It is a chilly winter day. Currently, the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 85% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the wind-chill factor is 62˚F (17˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Life in Trump-Era America: Tennessee County School Board Bans Pulitzer Prize-Winning ‘Maus’ – on Holocaust Remembrance Day!”

On Politics: The GOP was the ‘Party of Lincoln,’ But Now it’s the ‘Party of Putin’


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is mid- to late morning (depending on how you define your morning, anyway) here in Lithia, Florida. It is Wednesday, January 26, 2022, and it is a cold, gray, wet winter day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 56˚F (14˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity atContinue reading “On Politics: The GOP was the ‘Party of Lincoln,’ But Now it’s the ‘Party of Putin’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 15, 2022, or: A Quick Weekend Update from Florida


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, January 15, 2022. It is a mildly cool winter day in the subtropical South. Currently, the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 49% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 15, 2022, or: A Quick Weekend Update from Florida”

After the Assault on the Capitol: One Year Later – Lest We Forget


All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical-left Democrats, which is what they’re doing. And stolen by the fake news media. That’s what they’ve done and what they’re doing. We will never give up, we will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’sContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: One Year Later – Lest We Forget”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 5, 2022, or: Playing Whack-a-Mole with Ads from ‘Patriot’ Groups on Facebook


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. It is a cool winter day – by Florida standard, at any rate. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (23˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 71% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 4 MPH (6 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 5, 2022, or: Playing Whack-a-Mole with Ads from ‘Patriot’ Groups on Facebook”

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”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: It’s Hard to Feel Pity, Sorrow for Dead Anti-Mask, Anti-Vax Protesters


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, September 2, 2021. It is a warm, gray early fall day; the current temperature is 78˚F under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 2 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 77˚F. Today’s forecastContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: It’s Hard to Feel Pity, Sorrow for Dead Anti-Mask, Anti-Vax Protesters”

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”