Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 12, 2022, or: Blu-ray Collecting: A Cure for the Blues?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. It is a mild winter day in the subtropics. Currently, the temperature is 72˚F (22˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 10 MPH (16 KM/H) the feels-like temperature is 72˚F (22˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 12, 2022, or: Blu-ray Collecting: A Cure for the Blues?”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 11, 2022, or: Good Things – and ‘Great Escapes’ – Come in Small Packages

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. It is a chilly winter day here in west-central Florida, though it’s bound to warm up a bit as the day progresses. Currently, the temperature is 58˚F (15˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 11, 2022, or: Good Things – and ‘Great Escapes’ – Come in Small Packages”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 7, 2022, or: Keeping an Eye on the Post….

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, January 7, 2022. It is a cool Florida “winter” day. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northwest (with emphasis on “north”) at 6 MPH (10 KM/H) and humidity at 72%, the wind-chill factorContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 7, 2022, or: Keeping an Eye on the Post….”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 20, 2021, or: My Friday Night Encounter with ‘Ragtime,’ Disney+, and ‘Star Wars’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in west-central Florida on Saturday, November 20, 2021. It’s a cool late fall day. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 18 MPH (30 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 75˚F (24˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, November 20, 2021, or: My Friday Night Encounter with ‘Ragtime,’ Disney+, and ‘Star Wars’”

On Film and Film-Watching: Revisiting ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 4K…and Listening to the Commentary Track

Well, it’s early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Even though it is ostensibly autumn, because we are in the subtropical zone it is summer-like hot outside. The current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 41% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 8 MPHContinue reading “On Film and Film-Watching: Revisiting ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 4K…and Listening to the Commentary Track”

From the Epinions Files: ‘Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed’ DVD Review

(Written for Epinions in 2004, when I was 41!) Erotic? No. Soporific? Yes. Warning: This review deals with a DVD that contains “erotic” material, and as such contains references to nudity, sexuality, and other topics which may be offensive to some readers. Part One: Sex, Money, and Balancing Budgets, or, Why I Own this AwfulContinue reading “From the Epinions Files: ‘Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed’ DVD Review”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 8, 2021, or: When Preordering New Blu-ray Releases Becomes a Game of ‘Hurry Up & Wait’

Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, October 8, 2021. It’s a hot, muggy “autumn” day in west-central Florida. The current temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 72% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 8, 2021, or: When Preordering New Blu-ray Releases Becomes a Game of ‘Hurry Up & Wait’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 18, 2021, or: Good Box Sets Come to Those Who Wait….

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Saturday, September 18, 2021. It is a muggy early meteorological fall day. The current temperature is 82˚F (29 under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southwest at 3 MPH (4 KM/H) and humidity at 66%, the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 18, 2021, or: Good Box Sets Come to Those Who Wait….”

On Movies: A Brief Statistical Overview of My Blu-ray Collection

Hi there. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 90˚F under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 58% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 7 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 103˚F. Today’s forecast: We can expect scattered rain showers and a highContinue reading “On Movies: A Brief Statistical Overview of My Blu-ray Collection”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 24, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Runneth Over

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The current temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (24˚C). Today’s forecast: thunderstorms will roll through our areaContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 24, 2021, or: My Blu-ray Collection Runneth Over”