Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 19, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update on the First Chilly Day of the Season


It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like…. Autumn Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s a chilly autumn day here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, with gray skies and temperatures in the 50s (Fahrenheit)/10s (Celsius).  I don’t watch local news on TV much, but from what I see on my PC’s Weather app, aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 19, 2022, or: A Quick Life Update on the First Chilly Day of the Season”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 16, 2022, or: An Update on My Latest Order from Amazon*


This wasn’t the topic I wanted to delve into today, though! Well, it’s late morning here in my corner of Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. As I write this – with the digital album J.S. Bach Orchestra: Air on the G String and Violin Concertos playing on my Amazon Music app – IContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, August 16, 2022, or: An Update on My Latest Order from Amazon*”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….


Well, if all goes well tomorrow, my Blu-ray collection will be somewhat larger once my three – yep, three – Amazon pre-orders arrive here in lovely Lithia, Florida as scheduled. I was originally only expecting one, the Shout! Factory’s Collector’s Edition 4K UHD release of 1984’s Red Dawn. It’s one of my few “guilty pleasures”Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Looks Like Tomorrow I Will Have an Embarrassment of (Blu-ray) Riches….”

Weekend Update for Sunday, August 14, 2022, or: What? Rain Again? Hey, It’s Just Florida in Summer…


“A person should always be willing to adjust for a rainy day. That was a good attitude in all of life, but was a reality to the way of life for those residing in Florida.” ― M. Reali-Elliott, Summer 20XX It’s early afternoon on a mid-August Sunday in the Tampa Bay area, and it’s notContinue reading “Weekend Update for Sunday, August 14, 2022, or: What? Rain Again? Hey, It’s Just Florida in Summer…”

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!”

On Films & Film-Watching: Chills, Thrills, and Creepy Things that Go Bump in the Night


October is, of course, the month that ends with Halloween. Since that holiday is only 11 days off (as I write this), it’s a good excuse opportunity for me to tell you about my favorite horror films and TV miniseries. Of the 414 Blu-ray titles – including ones that I have multiple versions of –Continue reading “On Films & Film-Watching: Chills, Thrills, and Creepy Things that Go Bump in the Night”

4K UHD Blu-ray/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Limited Edition’ (2018)


If you follow this blog on a regular basis, you probably recall that I recently purchased a Samsung – 32″ Class Q50R Series LED 4K UHD[1] Smart Tizen TV to replace an older Samsung LED high-definition set that I brought from Miami when I moved here almost five years ago. I already owned a SamsungContinue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray/HD Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Limited Edition’ (2018)”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 12, 2020, or: Just Another Day in Paradise…So-Called


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 75%, the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (24˚C). The forecast for the rest of the dayContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 12, 2020, or: Just Another Day in Paradise…So-Called”