Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 24, 2022, or: Turkey Day, Keeping Up Appearances, and Weird Dreams*


“Wiseass,” the old man said with gruff wry amusement. “Third condition: It’s a one-way trip back to 1972. This isn’t like in that Stephen King story, ’11/22/63,’ where there’s a gateway back to 2022 that you can slip through whenever you want. This is a one-way trip back in time.”
“Well, that’s okay. There’s nothing for me here in ’22. Besides, I’ll get to be a “Star Wars’ fan for the first time, again.”
The old man frowned. “I thought you said you were going back to reconnect with your first love,” he said.
“Oh, I am,” I said. “But I like to think there are other bennies to this travel-back-in-time thing, y’know?”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 7, 2022, or: One Week Ends, Another Begins


A New Week Begins Hi there, Dear Reader. As I begin this post, it’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Monday, November 7, 2022. It’s been six hours since I woke up, and even though I brewed two cups of coffee and ate a croissant – the last one left, at that – IContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 7, 2022, or: One Week Ends, Another Begins”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 3, 2022, or: First Monday in October


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Monday, October 4, 2022, and it’s a lovely subtropical autumn day here in Lithia. It’s not too hot outside, it’s sunny, and there’s a nice breeze. In fact, if I can somehow muster some enthusiasm, I might even put on my shoes – I am already dressed and not inContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 3, 2022, or: First Monday in October”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 2, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two


It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood…. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Sunday, October 2, 2022. I went outside briefly to take an empty Pizza Hut box to the trash bin that’s parked in front of the garage, and it was somewhat nice out there. I did not linger on the drivewayContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 2, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part Two”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 1, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part One


Hi again, Dear Reader. It’s midday on Saturday, October 1, 2022, and here in Lithia, Florida it is a mildly warm autumn day (78°F/26°C). It’s a lovely sunny day outside; it’s hard to believe that on Thursday night a hurricane passed through this region of my home state, destroyed lots of property, left thousands withoutContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 1, 2022, or: Weekend Update, Part One”

Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Better at Playing the ‘Attack’ Skirmish Mission in ‘Regiments’


“In case of doubt, attack.” – Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. USA I’m getting better at playing Regiments. I’m not yet as good a commander of armored forces as George Patton, one of America’s best-known generals from the World War II era and the namesake of the U.S, Army’s Patton series of main battle tanks.Continue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Better at Playing the ‘Attack’ Skirmish Mission in ‘Regiments’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 30, 2022, or: Better a Late Post than None at All…


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on a sunny and mildly warm fall afternoon on Friday, September 30, 2022. If it weren’t for all the patio furniture that neither the Caregiver nor the three young adult children have not bothered to take back outside, you’d never know that only twoContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 30, 2022, or: Better a Late Post than None at All…”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, September 29, 2022, or: The Day After Ian….


Goodbye, Ian: Thoughts on the “Day After” Hi there, Dear Reader. As I begin this post, it’s just past 11 AM here in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, September 29, 2022. It’s a cool – 68°F/20°C – fall day; it is cloudy, a bit blustery, and the high today is expected to reach 77°F/25°C, and evenContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, September 29, 2022, or: The Day After Ian….”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 28, 2022, or: Wait! Is That a Hurricane I See Approaching? (Unfortunately, It Is!)


Hurricane Ian Update Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s a gray, gloomy, and rainy Wednesday here in Lithia, Florida on September 28, 2022. As Hurricane Ian gets closer to the Gulf coast of Florida, the weather deteriorated considerably. As I write this, it is raining. It’s not yet the dramatic tropical deluge you see in footageContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 28, 2022, or: Wait! Is That a Hurricane I See Approaching? (Unfortunately, It Is!)”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 27, 2022, or: Keeping a Wary, World-Weary, and Bleary Eye on Hurricane Ian


Storm Front Comin’….. It’s late morning on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 here in Lithia, Florida, and as Hurricane Ian moves closer to the Florida peninsula, the weather picture is, literally, gray and gloomy. As I write this, things are relatively quiet. It is not raining; the skies are mostly cloudy, and the temperature is aContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 27, 2022, or: Keeping a Wary, World-Weary, and Bleary Eye on Hurricane Ian”