Tempus Fugit – Baby, Yes, It’s Cold Outside…But It’s Not Snowing in Florida Like in 1977!

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. It’s a cold winter day here in west-central Florida. Currently, the temperature is 53˚F (12˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 85% and the wind blowing at 3 MPH (4 KM/H), the wind-chill factor is 51˚F (10˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Tempus Fugit – Baby, Yes, It’s Cold Outside…But It’s Not Snowing in Florida Like in 1977!”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 17, 2022, or: Cold Weather & New CDs

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is a chilly afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Monday, January 17, 2022. It is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and it is cold – by the standards of us subtropical denizens; I know that some of you who live up in colder climes don’t think 60˚F (16˚C) is cold,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 17, 2022, or: Cold Weather & New CDs”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 12, 2022, or: Blu-ray Collecting: A Cure for the Blues?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. It is a mild winter day in the subtropics. Currently, the temperature is 72˚F (22˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 10 MPH (16 KM/H) the feels-like temperature is 72˚F (22˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 12, 2022, or: Blu-ray Collecting: A Cure for the Blues?”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 11, 2022, or: Good Things – and ‘Great Escapes’ – Come in Small Packages

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. It is a chilly winter day here in west-central Florida, though it’s bound to warm up a bit as the day progresses. Currently, the temperature is 58˚F (15˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, January 11, 2022, or: Good Things – and ‘Great Escapes’ – Come in Small Packages”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 31, 2021, or: That’s a Wrap for ’21 – Part Two

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Friday, December 31, 2021. It is a warm winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, it is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 71% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 31, 2021, or: That’s a Wrap for ’21 – Part Two”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 27, 2021, or: Sleep Deprivation 1, Review Writer 0

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in lovely Lithia, Florida on Monday, December 27, 2021. It is a mild winter day. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 2 MPH (3 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 75˚F (24˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 27, 2021, or: Sleep Deprivation 1, Review Writer 0”

Life in the Time of COVID-19, or: I Got My Second Spikevax Shot, and I Have the Sore Arm to Prove It….

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning on Thursday, December 23, 2021. It is a cold early winter day in Lithia, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 58˚F (15˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 57˚F (14˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19, or: I Got My Second Spikevax Shot, and I Have the Sore Arm to Prove It….”

Holiday Countdown 2021, or: Sure, I Ain’t in Paradise, But I Ain’t Awash in Dysfunctional Drama Either!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning – almost midday, really – here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. It’s a chilly early winter day – gray, overcast, and cold. The current temperature is 60˚F (16˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the northwest at 9 MPH (15 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Holiday Countdown 2021, or: Sure, I Ain’t in Paradise, But I Ain’t Awash in Dysfunctional Drama Either!”

Holiday Countdown 2021, or: I’ll Be Lukewarm About Christmas, You Can Count on Me

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Today marks the winter solstice, which means that the sun will reach its southernmost point in the sky at 15:59 UTC (10:59 EST) and mark the beginning of “astronomical winter.” It is, appropriately, a cold, gray, and wet day. Currently,Continue reading “Holiday Countdown 2021, or: I’ll Be Lukewarm About Christmas, You Can Count on Me”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 20, 2021, or: Geez, it’s Monday…Again?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, December 20, 2021. It is a cool, gray-tinted day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 71˚F (22˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 10 MPH (16 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 20, 2021, or: Geez, it’s Monday…Again?”