Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 17, 2022, or: Remembering Mom on Her 94th Birthday


Today – Monday, October 17, 2022 – would have been my mother’s 94th birthday. For me, this date has been bittersweet for quite some time. Sure, it is a sadder occasion now because Mom died on July 19 – a Sunday – of 2015, less than three months before her 87th birthday. But even duringContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 17, 2022, or: Remembering Mom on Her 94th Birthday”

Musings & Thoughts for October 9, 2022, or: What’s on My Mind Today Redux


Things on My Mind, Sunday, October 9, 2022: Early this morning – shortly after midnight, to be exact, I was still awake and, as is all too common with me these days, in a deep funk. I should have been asleep on my futon – I don’t dare call it a bed, because although itContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for October 9, 2022, or: What’s on My Mind Today Redux”

Papi, I Hardly Knew Ye….


Today would have been my father’s 102nd birthday. Had Jeronimo Diaz-Granados not been killed in a plane crash on the morning of February 13, 1965, who knows how many birthdays he would have celebrated with Mom, my older half-sister Vicky, and me. Would Dad – or Papi – have lived to be 102? I doubtContinue reading “Papi, I Hardly Knew Ye….”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 3, 2021, or: Why I’m Not Looking Forward to Friday


Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. It’s a mild late winter day by Florida standards; the temperature is 71˚F (22˚C)  under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 11 MPH (19 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 71˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 3, 2021, or: Why I’m Not Looking Forward to Friday”