Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 4, 2022, or: Another Sleepless Night in Florida…and a Cornucopia from Amazon


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s another feels-like-autumn-in-Florida day here in Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. It’s sunny, it’s cool (74°F/24°C), and the forecast high will be 83°F/29°C, so it’s not going to be one of those “why does it still feel like high summer” days that we had last month. This is goingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 4, 2022, or: Another Sleepless Night in Florida…and a Cornucopia from Amazon”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 1, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part One


Hi again, Dear Reader. It’s midday on Saturday, October 1, 2022, and here in Lithia, Florida it is a mildly warm autumn day (78°F/26°C). It’s a lovely sunny day outside; it’s hard to believe that on Thursday night a hurricane passed through this region of my home state, destroyed lots of property, left thousands withoutContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 1, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part One”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 20, 2022, or: A Short, Sweet Post from a Sleep-Deprived Blogger


“Insomnia is different,’ I said. It was hard to explain this to people. ‘You know the light that comes on when you open the refrigerator door? Just imagine it stays on all the time, even after you close the door. That’s what it’s like in my head. The light stays on.” ― Barbara Kingsolver, AnimalContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 20, 2022, or: A Short, Sweet Post from a Sleep-Deprived Blogger”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 5, 2022, or: I Dream of Restful Nights and Adventures in Deep Space


“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” ― Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues Well, that’s more like it. After two consecutive nights – Friday and Saturday – marred by bouts of sleeplessness and a not-so-great weekend, last night I fell asleep at a reasonable timeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 5, 2022, or: I Dream of Restful Nights and Adventures in Deep Space”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 4, 2022, or: Sleepless in Seattle? No, More Like Restless in the Sunshine State….


“O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness?” ― William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2 Oh, no. Not again. Not another seemingly endless, sleepless, and exhausting night in Lithia, Florida where insomnia apparently is theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 4, 2022, or: Sleepless in Seattle? No, More Like Restless in the Sunshine State….”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 24, 2022, or: Whew! I Thought I’d Never Do a Blog Post Today!


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, June 24, 2022. It is a sizzling summer day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 94°F (34°C) under mostly sunny conditions. With humidity at 55% and the wind blowing from the west at 8 MPH (15 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 24, 2022, or: Whew! I Thought I’d Never Do a Blog Post Today!”

Bonus Blog Post for Sunday, June 5, 2022, or: You Say ‘Turkey,’ I say ‘Turkiye’


It’s late afternoon here in Fish Hawk, Florida, on June 5, 2022. It’s hot, humid, and mostly sunny. I guess those scattered showers in today’s forecast were spotty; it was cloudy and gloomy most of the day, but judging from the light that passes through the closed blinds in my room, it’s definitely not raining,Continue reading “Bonus Blog Post for Sunday, June 5, 2022, or: You Say ‘Turkey,’ I say ‘Turkiye’”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, June 5, 2022, or: Adieu, TS Alex…I Didn’t Even Know You Passed By!


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Fish Hawk (Lithia), Florida, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. It is a gray early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 77°F (25°C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 91% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 2 MPH (4Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, June 5, 2022, or: Adieu, TS Alex…I Didn’t Even Know You Passed By!”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 27, 2022, or: We Now Return to Our Regular Program (Already in Progress)


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. It is a warm day here in the Tampa Bay area, and it’s bound to get hotter. The current temperature is 77◦F (25◦C) under sunny skies. With the wind becalmed and humidity at 81%, the feels-like temperature is 75◦F (24◦C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 27, 2022, or: We Now Return to Our Regular Program (Already in Progress)”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, April 12, 2022, or: My First Day Using My New IdeaCentre, and Other Pressing Matters


Yesterday was my first full day of using my new Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 “all-in-one” computer. I started using it early on Sunday night after the Caregiver took its predecessor out of my room and helped me set it up on my desk. I installed antivirus software and linked my Amazon Music. Amazon Prime Video,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, April 12, 2022, or: My First Day Using My New IdeaCentre, and Other Pressing Matters”