Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 7, 2022, or: Pearl Harbor Day Revisited, Trump’s Very Bad Day, and Other Stuff


Hi, there, Dear Reader. Well, it’s Wednesday, December 7, 2022, and as I write this, it’s nearly midday on this day that marks the middle of the week. I’ve been up since 5:55 AM but have not done much yet; I slept a tad better than I did the night before last, but I feelContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 7, 2022, or: Pearl Harbor Day Revisited, Trump’s Very Bad Day, and Other Stuff”

On Blogs & Blogging: My Blogger Blog Hits the 1M-Pageviews Milestone Despite MAGA Fans’ Attempts to Muzzle It


If you’re familiar with the genesis of A Certain Point of View, Too, you may recall that this blog was the unexpected consequence of a grievous act of censorship on the part of both Facebook and a handful of Trump supporters back in March of 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was being mishandled andContinue reading “On Blogs & Blogging: My Blogger Blog Hits the 1M-Pageviews Milestone Despite MAGA Fans’ Attempts to Muzzle It”

Elections 2022: I Voted Today to Save American Democracy…Will You Do the Same?


This morning – after having breakfast that consisted of two cups of coffee and a leftover breadstick from last night’s ordered-from-Pizza Hut dinner – I fulfilled my obligation as an American citizen and completed my vote-by-mail ballot for the upcoming midterm election in November. I’ve had my ballot from the Hillsborough County Elections Department inContinue reading “Elections 2022: I Voted Today to Save American Democracy…Will You Do the Same?”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 8, 2022, or: What’s on My Mind Today?


Things On My Mind, Saturday, October 8, 2022

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 16, 2022, or: An Update on My Latest Order from Amazon*


This wasn’t the topic I wanted to delve into today, though! Well, it’s late morning here in my corner of Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. As I write this – with the digital album J.S. Bach Orchestra: Air on the G String and Violin Concertos playing on my Amazon Music app – IContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 16, 2022, or: An Update on My Latest Order from Amazon*”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 30, 2022, or: A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That


Hi, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, June 30, 2022. It is a sultry summer day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently the temperature is 86°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) and humidity at 71%, the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 30, 2022, or: A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, March 10, 2022, or: Updates on My ‘West Side Story’ 4K UHD Pre-Orders (and Other Matters)


This morning I received an email from Amazon telling me that my order of the 4K UHD Blu-ray set of West Side Story (2021) will ship soon – probably on Monday or Tuesday of next week – and should arrive by Thursday, March 17. So, at least with that order, I have some idea aboutContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, March 10, 2022, or: Updates on My ‘West Side Story’ 4K UHD Pre-Orders (and Other Matters)”

On the Ukraine-Russia War of 2022: My Feelings About the Conflict, Plus a Bonus ‘Open Message’ to Trump Supporters


Hi, there. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, February 26, 2022. From what I can discern from my window, it seems to be a nice “Florida winter” day – the sun is shining, it’s warm and a bit muggy outside, and there’s no rain in the forecast. I don’t want to writeContinue reading “On the Ukraine-Russia War of 2022: My Feelings About the Conflict, Plus a Bonus ‘Open Message’ to Trump Supporters”

Focus on the News: Ukraine, Russia, & Why Putin’s Kremlin Loves Donald Trump So Much


Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. It is a sultry, subtropical winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (27˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 62% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 12 MPH (20 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Focus on the News: Ukraine, Russia, & Why Putin’s Kremlin Loves Donald Trump So Much”

On Politics: The GOP was the ‘Party of Lincoln,’ But Now it’s the ‘Party of Putin’


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is mid- to late morning (depending on how you define your morning, anyway) here in Lithia, Florida. It is Wednesday, January 26, 2022, and it is a cold, gray, wet winter day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 56˚F (14˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity atContinue reading “On Politics: The GOP was the ‘Party of Lincoln,’ But Now it’s the ‘Party of Putin’”