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’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 31, 2021, or: That’s a Wrap for ’21 – Part Two

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Friday, December 31, 2021. It is a warm winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, it is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 71% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 31, 2021, or: That’s a Wrap for ’21 – Part Two”

Book Review: ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America (2020 hardcover, 2021 paperback) Written by: Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig Publisher: Penguin Press (a division of Penguin Random House) Category: Domestic Politics Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 512 Publication Date: Hardcover: January 21, 2020; Paperback (Updated with New Reporting): February 23, 2021 “This taut and terrifyingContinue reading “Book Review: ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 24, 2021, or: ‘A Very Stable Genius’ Reveals Trump is No Friend of Our Military

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. It’s another hot, humid late summer day. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 57% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 98˚F (37˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 24, 2021, or: ‘A Very Stable Genius’ Reveals Trump is No Friend of Our Military”

On Books & Reading: A Few Takeaways from ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

Hi there, Dear Reader. Happy Humpday. It’s midday here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. As usual, it is hot, muggy, and cloudy outside. Currently, the temperature is 89˚F (31˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 51%  and an east-southeasterly breeze of 9 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 103˚FContinue reading “On Books & Reading: A Few Takeaways from ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

On Books & Reading: A First Look at ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 84˚F under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 52% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 7 MPH, the heat index is 92˚F. Today’s forecast calls for thunderstorms to move through our area,Continue reading “On Books & Reading: A First Look at ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 14, 2021, or: Fred, Grace, Insomnia, and Nocturnal Activities

Hey there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Since it’s midsummer here in the Sunshine State, the weather picture is typical for the season. Currently, the temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 64% and the wind blowing from the east at 7Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 14, 2021, or: Fred, Grace, Insomnia, and Nocturnal Activities”