Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 27, 2022, or: Keeping a Wary, World-Weary, and Bleary Eye on Hurricane Ian


Storm Front Comin’….. It’s late morning on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 here in Lithia, Florida, and as Hurricane Ian moves closer to the Florida peninsula, the weather picture is, literally, gray and gloomy. As I write this, things are relatively quiet. It is not raining; the skies are mostly cloudy, and the temperature is aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 27, 2022, or: Keeping a Wary, World-Weary, and Bleary Eye on Hurricane Ian”

Musings & Thoughts for September 26, 2022, or: Keeping a Weather Eye on Hurricane Ian


One of the things that I hate the most about living in Florida – any part of Florida, at that – is that its geographic location makes it a frequent target for tropical cyclones. Just look at a map of North America and you’ll see why the Sunshine State – also known as “America’s DroopyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for September 26, 2022, or: Keeping a Weather Eye on Hurricane Ian”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 18, 2022, or: The First Hints of Autumn (Florida-Style), and My ‘Exciting’ Saturday Night


Goodbye to Summer? It’s beginning to feel like autumn. No, the leaves on the trees aren’t changing color, at least not this far south, and not with most trees that grow in Florida. And there is no chill – beyond that of an air conditioning unit set below 78 degrees – that nips the airContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 18, 2022, or: The First Hints of Autumn (Florida-Style), and My ‘Exciting’ Saturday Night”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 12, 2022, or: Rain, Sun, Movies, and Wargames – But Not Much Else….


Summer, apparently, does not want to leave the Sunshine State. It’s Monday, September 12, 2022, the 12th day of meteorological fall, but here in Lithia, Florida, it is hot, humid, and rainy, just as it has been for the past three days. As I write this, it has been raining off and on – nothingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 12, 2022, or: Rain, Sun, Movies, and Wargames – But Not Much Else….”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 11, 2022, or: The Wet Season Blues, Closely Watched Packages, and Thoughts on Patriot Day


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s a nice – if hot and humid – Sunday morning here in Lithia, Florida on the second weekend of meteorological fall, or what passes for fall in the Sunshine State.[1] Because of our geographic location in the subtropics, we experience the four seasons quite differently from folks in the upperContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 11, 2022, or: The Wet Season Blues, Closely Watched Packages, and Thoughts on Patriot Day”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 10, 2022, or: Once Again Under the Shadows of the Mighty Cumulonimbus Clouds


Hi, there, Dear Reader. Well, it’s another dark, gloomy-looking, rainy, and eventually stormy day here in Lithia, Florida on Saturday, September 10, 2022. It has been raining off and on since I woke up around 7:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, and now it is so dark in my room that I had to turn onContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 10, 2022, or: Once Again Under the Shadows of the Mighty Cumulonimbus Clouds”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 9, 2022, or: Under the Shadow of the Mighty Cumulonimbus Clouds….


Here we go again, folks. As Friday morning transitions into Friday midday and afternoon on September 9, 2022, once again it is a steamy and rainy day in the Tampa Bay area. In fact, as I write this, it is raining on and off outside, and even though I can feel the heat making itsContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 9, 2022, or: Under the Shadow of the Mighty Cumulonimbus Clouds….”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, September 8, 2022, or: Stormy Weather, the End of an Era, and an Unexpected Victory


Thunderstorm Thursday It’s late afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, September 8, 2022, and the weather outside is awful. It’s dark. It’s rainy. Thunderstorms are not yet overhead, but they are on their way. It was oppressively hot earlier, but now there’s a mix of cold and damp air leaking into my room throughContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, September 8, 2022, or: Stormy Weather, the End of an Era, and an Unexpected Victory”

Tempus Fugit, or: Is It Me, or Is It Hotter Now Than It Was in 1972?


Autumn in Florida feels like summer in Florida, at least in the first month of the season – as measured in meteorological terms, anyway. Today, Friday, September 2, is a typical day in the subtropics: it’s hot, humid, and potentially stormy; the temperature is 89°F (32°C), which is five degrees off the forecast high ofContinue reading “Tempus Fugit, or: Is It Me, or Is It Hotter Now Than It Was in 1972?”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 27, 2022, or: A Quick Weekend Update from Hot, Muggy, and Rainy Florida


It’s early afternoon on another hot, rainy Saturday in August 2022, and once again I am off to a late start with this, the 988th post in A Certain Point of View, Too. Usually, by 2 PM (Lithia, Florida, time) I am either done writing my (Tempus Fugit, Old Gamers Never Die, review, or “blogContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 27, 2022, or: A Quick Weekend Update from Hot, Muggy, and Rainy Florida”