On Blu-ray Discs and Blu-ray Collecting: My Collection Gets a Bit Spicy with the Addition of the 1970s-era ‘Emmanuelle’ Trilogy


On Movies & Collecting – An Update on My Blu-ray Collection I love movies. After reading, which was – and always will be – my “first love” where pastimes are concerned and is the main reason why I’ve always wanted to write, movies rank a close second. So much so, in fact, that when IContinue reading “On Blu-ray Discs and Blu-ray Collecting: My Collection Gets a Bit Spicy with the Addition of the 1970s-era ‘Emmanuelle’ Trilogy”

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”

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”

Trivial Pursuits: What Would 1972 Me Think About My 2022 World?


Well, Dear Reader, here I am again, posting on A Certain Point of View, Too a mere two hours after posting another mini-memoir Tempus Fugit piece about my memories of the summer of 1972. In between then and now, I had a late brunch (two fried eggs, four slices of toasted bread, and three mugsContinue reading “Trivial Pursuits: What Would 1972 Me Think About My 2022 World?”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 13, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Funny ‘Trek,’ and the Mid-July Blahs


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. It is a hellishly hot summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 92°F (33°C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 61%, the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 13, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Funny ‘Trek,’ and the Mid-July Blahs”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, July 7, 2022. It is a hot, humid summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 88°F (31°C) under mostly cloudy conditions. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 73%, the heatContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 3, 2022, or: What I Did on My Not-So-Exciting, Not-So-Stormy Saturday


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, July 3, 2022. It is a hot, sticky, summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 89°F (32°C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west at 11 MPH (17 KM/H) and humidity at 66%, the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 3, 2022, or: What I Did on My Not-So-Exciting, Not-So-Stormy Saturday”

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!”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, or: Summer Hath Arrived…and My Movie Collection Grows Yet Again


Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. It is a hot first day of (meteorological) summer in the Tampa Bay area. As I write this, the temperature is 83°F (28°C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 11 MPHContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, or: Summer Hath Arrived…and My Movie Collection Grows Yet Again”