Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 11, 2022, or: The Wet Season Blues, Closely Watched Packages, and Thoughts on Patriot Day


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s a nice – if hot and humid – Sunday morning here in Lithia, Florida on the second weekend of meteorological fall, or what passes for fall in the Sunshine State.[1] Because of our geographic location in the subtropics, we experience the four seasons quite differently from folks in the upperContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 11, 2022, or: The Wet Season Blues, Closely Watched Packages, and Thoughts on Patriot Day”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 16, 2022, or: An Update on My Latest Order from Amazon*


This wasn’t the topic I wanted to delve into today, though! Well, it’s late morning here in my corner of Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. As I write this – with the digital album J.S. Bach Orchestra: Air on the G String and Violin Concertos playing on my Amazon Music app – IContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 16, 2022, or: An Update on My Latest Order from Amazon*”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….


Well, if all goes well tomorrow, my Blu-ray collection will be somewhat larger once my three – yep, three – Amazon pre-orders arrive here in lovely Lithia, Florida as scheduled. I was originally only expecting one, the Shout! Factory’s Collector’s Edition 4K UHD release of 1984’s Red Dawn. It’s one of my few “guilty pleasures”Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Amazon Comes Through; My Copy of ‘Maid in Sweden’ is Here


It’s early evening here, and although it seemed as though the last of the Dog Days of Summer 2022 would be a literal wash-out, the thunderstorms that were predicted for the afternoon never came close to Fish Hawk Ranch, the sprawling planned community in the Tampa Bay area that I have called home since earlyContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Amazon Comes Through; My Copy of ‘Maid in Sweden’ is Here”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Breaking News – ‘Maid in Sweden’ Has Shipped!


As always happens when I order stuff online – especially brand-new Blu-ray releases or big-ticket items like laptop (or desktop) computers – I get antsy whenever I check on the status of a shipment and it seems to be stuck on Not Shipped Yet. Especially when – as is the case with my pre-order ofContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Breaking News – ‘Maid in Sweden’ Has Shipped!”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 11, 2022: Another Week Begins in Lovely, Rainy Lithia


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is later morning in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, July 11, 2022. It is a sizzling hot summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 86°F (30°C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 11, 2022: Another Week Begins in Lovely, Rainy Lithia”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 30, 2022, or: A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That


Hi, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, June 30, 2022. It is a sultry summer day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently the temperature is 86°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) and humidity at 71%, the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 30, 2022, or: A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: My Copy of ‘Gremlins’ is On Its Way!


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midday – or nearly so – here in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, June 2,2022. It is a hot, steamy early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 86°F (30°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing from the east at 8Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: My Copy of ‘Gremlins’ is On Its Way!”