Super-Long Weekend Update, Veterans Day Edition, Part Three (November 13, 2022)


Live, from Tampa Bay, it’s Saturday Night Blues! Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to Part Three of Super-Long Weekend Update – Veterans Day Edition. As I begin this post, it is late morning on Sunday, November 13, 2022, and I’m grooving to the sounds of Billy Joel: Greatest Hits, Volume III. I usually don’t listenContinue reading “Super-Long Weekend Update, Veterans Day Edition, Part Three (November 13, 2022)”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 6, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two


Well, folks, it’s early afternoon on Sunday, November 6, 2022, and it’s a quiet, sunny warm day here in my corner of Lithia, Florida. Except for the sound of classical music playing on my PC’s Amazon Music app and the occasional sound of someone opening or closing a bedroom door or walking up or downContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, November 6, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two”

Movie Review: ‘West Side Story’ (2021)


West Side Story (2021) Directed by: Steven Spielberg Written by: Tony Kushner Based on: The Broadway musical West Side Story, conceived, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Arthur Laurents. Produced for the stage by Robert L. Griffith and Harold Prince. West Side Story itself isContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘West Side Story’ (2021)”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 24, 2022, or: Will the Force be with Me on the Real ‘Star Wars Day’?


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday/early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. It is a hot late spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 87°F (31°C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 65% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 24, 2022, or: Will the Force be with Me on the Real ‘Star Wars Day’?”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 2, 2022, or: Biden Speaks, Ukraine Resists, and Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Streams


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midday/early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. It is a warm Florida spring day (meteorological spring began yesterday) in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (23˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H) and humidity atContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 2, 2022, or: Biden Speaks, Ukraine Resists, and Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Streams”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, February 28, 2022, or: Turning the Page on the Calendar…Again


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, February 28, 2022. It is a warm Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing from the west at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, February 28, 2022, or: Turning the Page on the Calendar…Again”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, February 18, 2022, or: Additional News Re ‘West Side Story’ 4K Release and Other Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Blogger


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, February 18, 2022. It is a gray and cool winter day here in the Tampa Bay area, but we’re also in the midst of a warming trend. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwestContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, February 18, 2022, or: Additional News Re ‘West Side Story’ 4K Release and Other Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Blogger”

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’”