Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 5, 2022, or: Fear and Angst in America

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. It is a sweltering summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 90°F (32°C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 64%, the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 5, 2022, or: Fear and Angst in America”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, or: A Quick Update from Rainy-n-Hot Florida

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. It is a sweltering summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 87°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the heat index is 94°F (35°C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, or: A Quick Update from Rainy-n-Hot Florida”

We Fought Against Fascism in Europe in 1944; Now We Fight It Here in America in 2022

As I wrote earlier today, today marks the 78th anniversary of the D-Day landings on Normandy. On June 6, 1944, elements of six infantry divisions – three American, two British, and one Canadian – landed on five beaches along a 50-mile front on the northern coast of France. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the amphibious landings, precededContinue reading “We Fought Against Fascism in Europe in 1944; Now We Fight It Here in America in 2022”

Focus on World News: As Russia Invades Ukraine, U.S. Right-Wing Figures Blame Biden, ‘Stolen Election’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. It is a warm Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area, but I’m afraid it’s going to be hotter. Presently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny conditions. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the southeastContinue reading “Focus on World News: As Russia Invades Ukraine, U.S. Right-Wing Figures Blame Biden, ‘Stolen Election’”

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”