Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 20, 2021, or: The Package is in the Mail…and Other Weighty Issues

Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, January 20, 2022. It is a cool – but not freezing – day here in the Sunshine State; currently, the temperature is 70˚F (20˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 1 MPH (2 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 20, 2021, or: The Package is in the Mail…and Other Weighty Issues”

On Poetry: ‘Where Time’s Winds Blow’

I rarely write poetry. I am, first and foremost, a writer of prose, with a side dish of screenwriting added for good measure. Poetry is a genre that I don’t tackle much because I always feel like, “Nah. This is drivel. It doesn’t sing.” In today’s parlance, poetry, my friend, is not in my comfortContinue reading “On Poetry: ‘Where Time’s Winds Blow’”

A Writer’s Tale: Of Names and Songs

Many years ago, when I still lived in Miami, Florida, I wrote a short story which was both a coming-of-age tale and also a look at an older man who must re-examine his youthful choices after a tragic incident kills his high school “crush.” As Reunion’s summary reads on the back cover and on itsContinue reading “A Writer’s Tale: Of Names and Songs”

A Writer’s Tale: Birth of a Short Story

  It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a tad over three years since I self-published my short story Reunion via Amazon’s CreateSpace  Independent Publishing Platform. Originally written in 1998 at a time when I was feeling nostalgic about my teenage years and, among many things, prompted by the recent death of one of myContinue reading “A Writer’s Tale: Birth of a Short Story”

On Books & Reading: Why Delve into Trump and Trumpism?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 9, 2021. It is a hot mid-summer’s day. The current temperature is 87˚F under sunny skies. With humidity at 79% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 3 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 98˚F. Today’s forecast calls forContinue reading “On Books & Reading: Why Delve into Trump and Trumpism?”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 2, 2020, or: Getting Ready for Day Two of NaNoWriMo 2020

Hi, there, Dear Reader. As I start this, it is almost noon here in New Hometown, Florida. A cold front must have passed through the area last night; it was chilly earlier this morning when I went for a brief walk, but now the current temperature is 70˚F (21˚C) under sunny skies. With the windContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 2, 2020, or: Getting Ready for Day Two of NaNoWriMo 2020”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday Morning, October 25, 2020, or: Reveille, Movie Reveries, and NaNoWriMo Update

Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s getting close to late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on this Sunday, October 25, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 72˚F (22˚C) under partly sunny skies; with the wind barely blowing from the north-northeast at 1 MPH (2 KM/H) and humidity at 95%, the feels-like temperature is also 72˚F (22˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday Morning, October 25, 2020, or: Reveille, Movie Reveries, and NaNoWriMo Update”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 23, 2020: Tramping Through the Neighborhood & NaNoWriMo Anxiety Sets In

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early evening on Friday, October 23, 2020 as I begin this post from my desk in New Hometown, Florida, and night will soon fall here. Currently, the temperature outside is 80˚F (27˚C) under partly sunny skies – sunset is about 27 minutes away; with humidity at 79% and the wind blowingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 23, 2020: Tramping Through the Neighborhood & NaNoWriMo Anxiety Sets In”