Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Acquainted with ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 5, 2021. It is warm and muggy outside; the current temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With relative humidity at 70% and the wind blowing from the south at 13 MPH (21 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Acquainted with ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’”

TV Documentary/Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009’

Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009  (1994, 2010) Written by: Geoffrey C. Ward (Episodes 1-9), Ken Burns (Episodes 1-11), David McMahon (Episodes 10-11), and Lynn Novick (Episodes 10 and 11). Directed by: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick Starring: John Chancellor (Narrator, 1994 Series), Keith David (Narrator, 2010 Series),Continue reading “TV Documentary/Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns – The Definitive History of America’s Pastime, 1840s-2009’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 2, 2021, or: Indy, Baseball, and Video Format Upgrades

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. It’s a warm, grey-lit day; currently the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 41% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 89˚F (32˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 2, 2021, or: Indy, Baseball, and Video Format Upgrades”

My Blu-Ray Collection: New Acquisitions!

Hello, Dear Reader. It is mid-morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 17, 2021. Presently, it is a cool late spring day. The temperature is 71˚ F (21˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 34% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 67˚F (20˚C).Continue reading “My Blu-Ray Collection: New Acquisitions!”

Book Review: ‘The Civil War: An Illustrated History’

The Civil War: An Illustrated History (1990) Published by: Alfred A. Knopf, New York Genre: American History/Documentary Series Tie-In Written By: Geoffrey C. Ward with Ric Burns and Ken Burns The most important programming public television offers, even in the 2020s, is a diverse range of historical documentaries that are never aired on the otherContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Civil War: An Illustrated History’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 14, 2021, or: ‘Hemingway,’ Smart TVs, and ‘Eureka!’ Moments

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Presently, the temperature is 70˚F (21˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 86%, the feels-like temperature is 69˚F (20˚C). The forecast for today says we’ll haveContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 14, 2021, or: ‘Hemingway,’ Smart TVs, and ‘Eureka!’ Moments”

Documentary Series Review: ‘The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’ (2017)

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick Produced and Directed by: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick Written by: Geoffrey C. Ward Original Air Date(s): September 17-28, 2017 The Vietnam War drove a stake right into the heart of America. It polarized the country as it had probably never been polarized since beforeContinue reading “Documentary Series Review: ‘The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’ (2017)”