Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 29, 2020, or: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on a Middle-Aged Writer

Hello, there, Dear Reader, and welcome to another edition of A Certain Point of View, Too. In my corner of Florida, it’s already midafternoon on this, the last Saturday of August 2020. Currently, the temperature is 90˚F (32˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 70% and a southwesterly breeze of 8 MPH, the “feels-like”Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 29, 2020, or: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on a Middle-Aged Writer”

Rainy Thursday and Other Thoughts & Musings, August 20, 2020

Hi there, Constant (and Not-So-Constant) Reader. Well, it’s rather late in my blogging schedule on this Thursday, but that’s what happens when you have two blogs and realize that while one of them is getting new content almost every day, the other one is not. So on this rainy and gloomy evening, I am postingContinue reading “Rainy Thursday and Other Thoughts & Musings, August 20, 2020”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: You Can’t Fix Stupid

Hello there, Dear Reader. Well, here we are on Thursday, August 13, 2020, and in my corner of Florida it is a hot summer morning. Currently, the temperature outside is 83˚F, but humidity at 87% and a south-southeasterly breeze blowing at 3 MPH with occasional gusts of 5 MPH, the feels-like temperatures are 99˚F inContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: You Can’t Fix Stupid”

Thoughts & Musings for July 29, 2020

Bits and Pieces of My Mind Well, here we are on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. It is mid-morning here in my corner of Florida, though by the time you read this it will be close to noon. Right now the temperature outside is 78˚F under cloudy skies; the little daylight streaming through my window isContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings for July 29, 2020”

Thoughts On a Sunday Afternoon in Florida: June 14, 2020

Well, here we are on the brink of mid-June, with the annual transition from spring to summer just a few days off and also 14 days into the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. It’s hot and humid outside; the official temperature outside is 91 degrees Fahrenheit, but with humidity and wind speed/direction factored in, the “feels-like”Continue reading “Thoughts On a Sunday Afternoon in Florida: June 14, 2020”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Stupidity and Craven Disregard for Public Health …Two Things That Irk Me

Today the U.S. reached another unhappy milestone in the novel coronavirus pandemic: as of 4:30 this afternoon, 78,469 Americans – young, middle-aged, and elderly; rich, poor, famous and not famous – have died from COVID-19 in a four-month period. By way of comparison, the bloodiest post-World War II conflict in U.S. history resulted in 58,220Continue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Stupidity and Craven Disregard for Public Health …Two Things That Irk Me”

“These Times Try Men Souls…” Life in the COVID-19 Era

How will history remember how the United States and its government responded to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the first half of the year 2020? Will we – and the Administration of one Donald John Trump – be remembered as the Americans who faced a serious crisis with unity, determination, and courage? Or will we be consigned to the ash heap of history