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”

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”

Life in Trump-Era America: Tennessee County School Board Bans Pulitzer Prize-Winning ‘Maus’ – on Holocaust Remembrance Day!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is midday here in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, January 28, 2022. It is a chilly winter day. Currently, the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 85% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the wind-chill factor is 62˚F (17˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Life in Trump-Era America: Tennessee County School Board Bans Pulitzer Prize-Winning ‘Maus’ – on Holocaust Remembrance Day!”