9/11 + 20

Part One: The Weight of Memory Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana The sky above the New York City skyline was clear and gloriously blue on that Tuesday morning in September in the Land of Ago, now 20 years in the rearview mirror of our lives.Continue reading “9/11 + 20”

On Books & Reading: What? Another Trump-themed Book in My TBR Stack? Yep!

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 12, 2021. It is, typically, a hot, muggy day on the Florida Gulf Coast. The current temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), theContinue reading “On Books & Reading: What? Another Trump-themed Book in My TBR Stack? Yep!”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 25, 2021, or: Significa and Insignifica Redux

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, July 25, 2021. It is hot outside: the current temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 51% and the wind blowing at 6 MPH (9 KM/H) from the north-northeast, the feels-like temperature is 99˚F (37˚C). Today, the skies will beContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 25, 2021, or: Significa and Insignifica Redux”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Rioter Jenna Ryan Gets 2 Additional Federal Charges, But Remains Vocal, Unrepentant

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, though by the time I post this it will be early afternoon.[1] Currently, the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under cloudy conditions. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 9 MPH (13 KM/H) and humidity at 78%, theContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Accused Rioter Jenna Ryan Gets 2 Additional Federal Charges, But Remains Vocal, Unrepentant”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump, ‘The Big Lie’ & the MAGA Cult

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;All the King’s horsesAnd all the King’s men,Couldn’t put Humpty together again. – Modern version of Humpty Dumpty, circa 1954 On November 3, 2020, Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, was defeated in the Presidential election by former Vice President Joe Biden (D)Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump, ‘The Big Lie’ & the MAGA Cult”

After the Assault on the Capitol: The Sad, Delusional Saga of Jenna Ryan Continues

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 63˚F (17˚C) under sunny skies. With a becalmed wind and humidity at 72%, the feels-like factor is 63˚F (17˚C). Per today’s forecast, we can expect partly sunny skies and a high of 74˚F (23˚C).Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: The Sad, Delusional Saga of Jenna Ryan Continues”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Impeached AGAIN…But Will There Be a Senate Trial?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Right now the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind becalmed and humidity at 49%, the feels-like temperature is 66˚F (19˚C), which is slightly higher than the original forecast high of 63˚F (17˚C). Tonight, we canContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Impeached AGAIN…But Will There Be a Senate Trial?”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: How One Man’s Indifference (Trump’s) Has Shaped America’s Response to the Global Pandemic

Hello, there, Dear Reader. As I start this post, it’s 1:32 PM Eastern on Friday, November 13, 2020. Outside, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 70% and the wind blowing at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 87˚F (31˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies –Continue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: How One Man’s Indifference (Trump’s) Has Shaped America’s Response to the Global Pandemic”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 9, 2020, or: Why I Voted for Joe Biden Redux

Author’s Note: Parts of this blog post originally appeared on my personal Facebook page. Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning (almost 7 AM Eastern as I start this post) here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under partly cloudy skies. The sun rose just one minute ago, so there’s not muchContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 9, 2020, or: Why I Voted for Joe Biden Redux”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Who is Responsible for 200,000-plus Dead Americans? I’ll Give You One Guess….

Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, September 23, 2020 200,893. As expected, the United States of America – “the greatest nation on Earth” – has reached and surpassed the 200,000 COVID-19 deaths mark this week. Per the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, 200,893 men, women, andContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Who is Responsible for 200,000-plus Dead Americans? I’ll Give You One Guess….”