Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 26, 2021, or: To Blog or Not to Blog…Oh, Hell, Let’s Just Post Some Christmas Music Videos!

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Sunday, December 26, 2021. It’s a mild winter day in the subtropics. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies.  With humidity at 62% and the wind blowing from the northwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (25˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, December 26, 2021, or: To Blog or Not to Blog…Oh, Hell, Let’s Just Post Some Christmas Music Videos!”

Christmas 2021: A Quick Update from Florida on December 25, 2021

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon on Saturday, December 25,2021. It’s a mild winter day in Lithia, Florida on Chl,ristmas Day 2021. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 77˚F (25˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Christmas 2021: A Quick Update from Florida on December 25, 2021”

Christmas 2021 (Tempus Fugit Edition)

Well, Dear Reader…. it’s Friday, December 24, 2021. Christmas Eve…my 58th one (!) since I was born. It’s also: The 56th Christmas without my dad The 51st Christmas since we last celebrated the holidays with most of my mom’s family, including both grands and my cousin Mauricio, who died several years later The 50th sinceContinue reading “Christmas 2021 (Tempus Fugit Edition)”

Life in the Time of COVID-19, or: I Got My Second Spikevax Shot, and I Have the Sore Arm to Prove It….

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning on Thursday, December 23, 2021. It is a cold early winter day in Lithia, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 58˚F (15˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 57˚F (14˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19, or: I Got My Second Spikevax Shot, and I Have the Sore Arm to Prove It….”

Holiday Countdown 2021, or: Sure, I Ain’t in Paradise, But I Ain’t Awash in Dysfunctional Drama Either!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning – almost midday, really – here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. It’s a chilly early winter day – gray, overcast, and cold. The current temperature is 60˚F (16˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the northwest at 9 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Holiday Countdown 2021, or: Sure, I Ain’t in Paradise, But I Ain’t Awash in Dysfunctional Drama Either!”

Holiday Countdown 2021, or: I’ll Be Lukewarm About Christmas, You Can Count on Me

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Today marks the winter solstice, which means that the sun will reach its southernmost point in the sky at 15:59 UTC (10:59 EST) and mark the beginning of “astronomical winter.” It is, appropriately, a cold, gray, and wet day. Currently,Continue reading “Holiday Countdown 2021, or: I’ll Be Lukewarm About Christmas, You Can Count on Me”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 20, 2021, or: Geez, it’s Monday…Again?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, December 20, 2021. It is a cool, gray-tinted day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 71˚F (22˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 10 MPH (16 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 20, 2021, or: Geez, it’s Monday…Again?”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 18, 2021, or: Bond 25 is On Its Way, & a Quick ‘Last Saturday Before Christmas’ Update

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in Lithia, Florida on Saturday, December 18, 2021. It is a chilly early winter morning here in west-central Florida. Currently, the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 95% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 18, 2021, or: Bond 25 is On Its Way, & a Quick ‘Last Saturday Before Christmas’ Update”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 14, 2021, or: Why I Foresee a Chaotic Christmas Gift-Giving Season Here in 2021

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Sunday, November 14, 2021. It’s a cool late fall day, at least by the standards of the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 68˚F (20˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 57% and the wind blowing from the northwest at 7Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 14, 2021, or: Why I Foresee a Chaotic Christmas Gift-Giving Season Here in 2021”