Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 20, 2022, or: Keeping My Eye on My Amazon Orders…and Pre-Orders!

Hi, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, June 20, 2022. It is a hot early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 87°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, June 20, 2022, or: Keeping My Eye on My Amazon Orders…and Pre-Orders!”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, June 19, 2022, or: Reveries on a Hot Summer Day in Florida

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, June 19, 2022. It is a hot, steamy – and not in a good way – summer day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 91°F (33°C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing fromContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, June 19, 2022, or: Reveries on a Hot Summer Day in Florida”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 18, 2022, 0r: A Short Post on a Stormy Florida Afternoon

Hi, there, Dear Reader! Today’s blog post will be shorter than usual. I briefly considered reviewing either a book or the 1997 George Clooney-Nicole Kidman political action-thriller The Peacemaker, but I dismissed that as soon as I sat down at my desk and opened Word to start this post. It seemed like a promising ideaContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 18, 2022, 0r: A Short Post on a Stormy Florida Afternoon”

On Books & Reading: TBR Stack Update – ‘Fire & Steel’ by Carrick-Adams Due to Arrive Earlier Than Anticipated

Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. It is an oppressively hot early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 89°F (32°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 69% and the wind blowing from the north at 2 MPH (4 KM/H),Continue reading “On Books & Reading: TBR Stack Update – ‘Fire & Steel’ by Carrick-Adams Due to Arrive Earlier Than Anticipated”

On Books & Reading: My TBR Stack – Any Progress Yet?

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. It is a warm, humid day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 84°F (29°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) from the north-northwest, the heat indexContinue reading “On Books & Reading: My TBR Stack – Any Progress Yet?”

Book Review: ‘Snow & Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45’

Snow & Steel: Hitler’s Last Gamble in the West Examined On November 28, 2014, the Oxford University Press published Snow & Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45, an in-depth book about Operation Autumn Mist (Herbstnebel, which can also be translated from German as “Autumn Fog”), the last counter-offensive launched by Nazi Germany on theContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Snow & Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45’”