Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 15, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different – Part Two

More Karaoke Madness I am not the world’s greatest singer. I will be the first to admit it. But I have a good ear for music – that’s what my high school chorus teacher, Ms. Owen, once told me, anyway – and I did enjoy my two-and-a-half years as a singer in the men’s andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 15, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different – Part Two”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 14, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different….

Annoying Phrases Today on Twitter, I came across a tweet by @KaylaChowShow: What word or phrase do people use that you can’t stand? Here’s what I replied: “At the end of the day.” “Irregardless.” “Trump is the best President in U.S. history.” “Do your own research.” Karaoke Madness Before I moved to the Tampa BayContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 14, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different….”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 20, 2022, or: I’m in a Miami State of Mind

Well, it’s Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – Hump Day, Midweek Madness, When-the-Heck-Does-the-Weekend-Start Day – here in my corner of Lithia, Florida. I have some relaxing classical music playing on Amazon Music – Essential Mozart: 32 of His Greatest Masterpieces – as I sit at my desk and gather my thoughts to write this – myContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 20, 2022, or: I’m in a Miami State of Mind”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, April 7, 2022, or: The Rainy Season Cometh! And So Doth Lightning!

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, April 7, 2022. It’s also a warm if gray and ominous-looking spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (27˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 14 MPH (22Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, April 7, 2022, or: The Rainy Season Cometh! And So Doth Lightning!”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 6, 2022, or: Moving Memories of…Moving

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. It’s a warm spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 94% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 7 MPH (11 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, April 6, 2022, or: Moving Memories of…Moving”

50 Years On: Remembering – or Trying to Remember – March of 1972 is No Easy Thing

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, March 21, 2022. It is a warm first day of astronomical spring in the Tampa Bay area; meteorological spring began on March 1. Currently, the temperature is 80˚ F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11Continue reading “50 Years On: Remembering – or Trying to Remember – March of 1972 is No Easy Thing”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, February 17, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Sad Memories

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning/early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, February 17, 2022. It is a balmy “winter” day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 75% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 13 MPH (21 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, February 17, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Sad Memories”

On Books & Reading: My TBR List for February 2022

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, February 3, 2022. Not surprisingly, it is a warm Florida winter’s day. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 49% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 12 MPH (19 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 83˚F (28˚C). Today’sContinue reading “On Books & Reading: My TBR List for February 2022”

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 Sunday, January 16, 2022, or: Why Can’t I See a Movie Musical…at the Movies?

Hola, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday. It is a gray and chilly – for the subtropics, that is – day. The current temperature is 62˚F (17˚C) under cloudy skies.  With the wind blowing from the west at 14 MPH (22 KM/H) and humidity at 79%, the wind-chill factor isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 16, 2022, or: Why Can’t I See a Movie Musical…at the Movies?”