Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 5, 2022, or: Weekend Wrap-up – How I Spent My Sunday


Monday, Monday Another Monday, another business week. Hi, there, Dear Reader. Well, here we are, on the fifth day of December 2022 – and, incidentally, the fifth day of meteorological winter – and there are only 19 (or 20, depending on how you count them) shopping days before the Christmas holiday. I, happily, don’t haveContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 5, 2022, or: Weekend Wrap-up – How I Spent My Sunday”

Super-Long Weekend Update, Veterans Day Edition, Part Three (November 13, 2022)


Live, from Tampa Bay, it’s Saturday Night Blues! Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to Part Three of Super-Long Weekend Update – Veterans Day Edition. As I begin this post, it is late morning on Sunday, November 13, 2022, and I’m grooving to the sounds of Billy Joel: Greatest Hits, Volume III. I usually don’t listenContinue reading “Super-Long Weekend Update, Veterans Day Edition, Part Three (November 13, 2022)”

Super-Long Weekend Update – Veterans Day Edition, Part Two (November 12, 2022)


Veterans Day Weekend Update, Part Two Yesterday was Veterans Day (formerly known as Armistice Day, and still called that in other countries that were belligerents during the First World War), and here in the United States, local, state, and federal government offices were closed, there were no mail deliveries, and – of course – storesContinue reading “Super-Long Weekend Update – Veterans Day Edition, Part Two (November 12, 2022)”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 11, 2022, or: Super-Long Weekend Update, Veteran’s Day Edition, Part One


Adieu Nicole! It’s been a day since Tropical Storm Nicole visited the state of Florida, and even though it is off to the north-northwest, where it is now a problem for Georgia and the Carolinas, the outer bands are so huge that we here in Lithia are under cloudy skies and the occasional bursts ofContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 11, 2022, or: Super-Long Weekend Update, Veteran’s Day Edition, Part One”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 10, 2022, or: Storms, Stress, Movies, and Other Things on My Mind


The Passage of Nicole Hi, there, Dear Reader. As I write this, I’m sitting at the kitchenette table in the house where I live in Fish Hawk Ranches, a sprawling planned community within the city limits of Lithia, Florida. It is a chilly, gloomy, and rainy day in the Tampa Bay area. Thanks to theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 10, 2022, or: Storms, Stress, Movies, and Other Things on My Mind”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations


From Books to Movies Since yesterday I posted about my infamous To Be Read (TBR) list and how I tend to read different books about the same topic (for instance, the invasion of Japan that mercifully did not take place), today’s installment of A Certain Point of View, Too will be about the To BeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 20, 2022, or: Another ‘Closely Watched Packages’ Update


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Thursday, October 20, 2022, and we here in Lithia are enjoying the cooler weather brought down from up North by the first strong cold front of the season. Since Lithia is, like the rest of the Tampa Bay area, in the subtropical zone of North America, fall is not asContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 20, 2022, or: Another ‘Closely Watched Packages’ Update”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 19, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update on the First Chilly Day of the Season


It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like…. Autumn Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s a chilly autumn day here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, with gray skies and temperatures in the 50s (Fahrenheit)/10s (Celsius).  I don’t watch local news on TV much, but from what I see on my PC’s Weather app, aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 19, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update on the First Chilly Day of the Season”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 16, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two


Weekend Update for Sunday, October 16, 2022 As I reported yesterday, my Amazon package with the two-disc Collector’s Edition of The Mist was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service at 2:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time. I retrieved it from our curbside mailbox shortly afterward, along with the rest of the mail. Saturday Matinee Movie? Nah….Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 16, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 15, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part One


A Quick Life Update Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Saturday, October 15, 2022, and it’s early afternoon here in Lithia on a warm subtropical autumn day. I went outside a little while ago just to see how the weather is beyond the confines of our house in Fish Hawk Ranch; it’s not too bad, temperature-wise.Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 15, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part One”