Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 17, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update from Lovely Lithia


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s a chilly morning here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, November 17, 2022. As I write this, the temperature outside is 60°F/15°C under partly sunny skies. And while conditions are not exactly the same as the ones I described in detail in yesterday’s Remembering Cheryl T post, they are – unsurprisinglyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 17, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update from Lovely Lithia”

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”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 13, 2022, or: Insomnia Strikes Again, But Alex Jones Gets His Comeuppance


And Now, a Quick Word from the Author Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, October 13, 2022. I’m off to a late start – again – because I had yet another sleepless night and I am functioning with only one cup of café con leche (a Cuban-style latte, ifContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 13, 2022, or: Insomnia Strikes Again, But Alex Jones Gets His Comeuppance”

About Blu-rays: First Looks at ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’


Last night I finished my three-night “binge watch” of Star Trek: Picard’s second season, which was released on Blu-ray by Paramount on Tuesday. The series, which was created as a three-season-long story for the streaming service Paramount+, is a sequel to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and the four feature films that followed it.Continue reading “About Blu-rays: First Looks at ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 5, 2022, or: Amazon Delivers!


Well, my Amazon package with Ken Burns: The U.S. and the Holocaust, Star Trek: Picard – Season Two, and my Star Wars The Black Series Figrin D’an collectible action figure arrived yesterday at 5:06 PM; I found it set on the kitchenette table, placed there, I assume, by the Caregiver before she went to spendContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 5, 2022, or: Amazon Delivers!”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Rewatching ‘Red Dawn’ & Doing Some ‘Housekeeping’ Chores with My ‘Star Wars’ Discs


Last night I rewatched the original 1984 Red Dawn, a Reagan-era action-adventure film about a small band of young Coloradans who become resistance fighters when the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Nicaragua invade the U.S. in an alternate version of the 1980s where NATO dissolves, Mexico is plunged into a revolution, and unrest and famine threatenContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Rewatching ‘Red Dawn’ & Doing Some ‘Housekeeping’ Chores with My ‘Star Wars’ Discs”

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….”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 6, 2022, or: Old Movies, a TV Set, and Me on a Summer Friday Night in Florida


Another weekend, another hot and stormy day in the Tampa Bay area. Last night was yet another somewhat unexciting and lonely evening; the Caregiver has taken to staying in the master bedroom after work hours, supposedly grieving over the recent death of her boyfriend and spending countless hours by herself. Sometimes she reads nothing butContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 6, 2022, or: Old Movies, a TV Set, and Me on a Summer Friday Night in Florida”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 8, 2022, or: A Mixed Bag of Good News and Bad News


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, July 8, 2022. It is a sultry subtropical summer day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 81°F (27°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 88% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, July 8, 2022, or: A Mixed Bag of Good News and Bad News”

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!”