Tempus Fugit: Then (1973) & Now (2023) – Countdown to the Big Six-Oh Edition


With the “Big Six-Oh” creeping ever closer – it is, as I write this, only 27 days away – I decided to do a comparison between Then (1973, the year I turned 10) and Now (2023, the year I turn 60). Without further ado (I’m fresh out of it), let’s begin! President of the UnitedContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: Then (1973) & Now (2023) – Countdown to the Big Six-Oh Edition”

Tempus Fugit: Monday, February 5, 1973 – The Big One-Oh is Only Four Weeks Away (50 Years On)


Countdown to the Big Six-Oh As I write this in the late morning of Sunday, February 5, 2023, there are less than 28 days (four weeks!) until I leave my 50s – which, sadly, have not been as happy or fulfilling as I’d hoped – and turn 60. I am hoping that when March 5Continue reading “Tempus Fugit: Monday, February 5, 1973 – The Big One-Oh is Only Four Weeks Away (50 Years On)”

Counting Down to the Big Six-Oh: The Stuff that Helps Keep Me ‘Young at Heart’


“You’re never too old to be young.” ― Charles F Glassman As you know, I’ll be celebrating my 60th birthday in (as I write this) less than 29 days. This, of course, means that I have many of the responsibilities and some of the skills that a guy my age has. I pay rent. IContinue reading “Counting Down to the Big Six-Oh: The Stuff that Helps Keep Me ‘Young at Heart’”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Quick Look at MicroProse’s ‘Second Front’


I am, as you know, a World War II buff. I’ve been one since I was a boy of six living in Bogota, Colombia, and in those 54 years, my interest in the topic has not diminished. I still buy an occasional book or documentary about the war, and I’m always learning new things aboutContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Quick Look at MicroProse’s ‘Second Front’”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 30, 2023, or: Insomnia Strikes Again, the Clock Ticks as My 60th Birthday Comes Nigh, and Other Concerns


Hi, there, Dear Reader.  It’s late morning here in Lithia on Monday, January 30, 2023, and as far as I can tell, it’s a nice – if a bit humid – Florida winter day. (Of course, by the time I publish this, it will be early afternoon; I’m a mostly accurate typist, but not aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 30, 2023, or: Insomnia Strikes Again, the Clock Ticks as My 60th Birthday Comes Nigh, and Other Concerns”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 27, 2023, or: My Thursday Night at the Movies*


* At home, with movies in my Blu-ray collection, not at “the movies.” Hi, there, Dear Reader. Last night I watched Amazon Women on the Moon, which was co-directed by John Landis, Joe Dante, Peter Horton, Robert K. Weiss, and Carl Gottlieb, and stars, according to the main titles sequence, “Lots of Actors.“ If youContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 27, 2023, or: My Thursday Night at the Movies*”

On Books & Reading: My TBR List – Some Progress is Better Than None, I Suppose


Since I posted about my To Be Watched (TBW) list for late January yesterday, today I decided to do a quick update to my current To Be Read (TBR) list for the same period. (I would have preferred to review Code-Name Downfall, but my brain balks at the prospect of doing that now.) The ImpedimentsContinue reading “On Books & Reading: My TBR List – Some Progress is Better Than None, I Suppose”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: My To Be Watched (TBW) List for Late January 2023


With the end of January just one week away and the start of February just around the corner, it’s a good time to revisit my To Be Watched list for the first month of 2023. Since I am not sure about when I will be moving to Brandon – all I know is that IContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: My To Be Watched (TBW) List for Late January 2023”