Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations


From Books to Movies Since yesterday I posted about my infamous To Be Read (TBR) list and how I tend to read different books about the same topic (for instance, the invasion of Japan that mercifully did not take place), today’s installment of A Certain Point of View, Too will be about the To BeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 14, 2022, or: My (Emotional) Focus Determines My Reality – Seeking Joy Wherever I Can Find It


“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien It is another gray-tinged, hot, and rainy early autumn day here in the Tampa Bay area. This, of course, is not unusual in the state of Florida; this far south in the continental UnitedContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 14, 2022, or: My (Emotional) Focus Determines My Reality – Seeking Joy Wherever I Can Find It”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, August 11, 2022, or: Ushering Out the Dog Days of Summer with Thunderstorms and Sexy Movies*


Technically, one sexy movie. Well, today, August 11, 2022, is the last of the so-called Dog Days of Summer, which this year began on July 3. These are usually the hottest days of the year throughout the Northern Hemisphere, although here in Florida (and the subtropical zone in general) we still have to go throughContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, August 11, 2022, or: Ushering Out the Dog Days of Summer with Thunderstorms and Sexy Movies*”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 6, 2022, or: Old Movies, a TV Set, and Me on a Summer Friday Night in Florida


Another weekend, another hot and stormy day in the Tampa Bay area. Last night was yet another somewhat unexciting and lonely evening; the Caregiver has taken to staying in the master bedroom after work hours, supposedly grieving over the recent death of her boyfriend and spending countless hours by herself. Sometimes she reads nothing butContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 6, 2022, or: Old Movies, a TV Set, and Me on a Summer Friday Night in Florida”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Catch Me if You Can’ Turns 20 this Year (and Other ‘Tempus Fugit’ Musings)


Hello, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, June 13, 2022. It is a hot, humid, and cloudy early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Today’s forecast is typical for our wet season; the current temperature is 84°F (29°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 84% and theContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: ‘Catch Me if You Can’ Turns 20 this Year (and Other ‘Tempus Fugit’ Musings)”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 10, 2022, or: Of Dogs and Movies


Hello, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, June 10, 2022. It is a hot, humid early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 84°F (29°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 10, 2022, or: Of Dogs and Movies”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, or: Summer Hath Arrived…and My Movie Collection Grows Yet Again


Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. It is a hot first day of (meteorological) summer in the Tampa Bay area. As I write this, the temperature is 83°F (28°C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 11 MPHContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, or: Summer Hath Arrived…and My Movie Collection Grows Yet Again”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: My Blu-ray Collection – May 2022 Edition


If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that one of my hobbies – albeit an expensive one – is collecting movies on home media. I have been doing this since late 1983 when I bought my first VHS cassettes – even before I owned a VCR – and as one medium makesContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: My Blu-ray Collection – May 2022 Edition”

On Movies & Movie Watching: TBW Lists are Aspirational Documents, Not Ironclad Contracts…..


A few days ago – on April 8, to be exact – I posted a “To Be Watched” (TBW) list of movies that I aspired to watch over the April 8-10 weekend. To wit: Chernobyl (2019) A Walk in the Sun (1945) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Casablanca (1942) The African Queen (1951) Catch Me If You Can (2002)Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Watching: TBW Lists are Aspirational Documents, Not Ironclad Contracts…..”

On Movie Collections: My Current To Be Watched (TBW) List – March 2022 Edition


Ever since I bought my first videocassette recorder in the summer of 1984 – it was a VHS machine from a company whose name I’ve forgotten and it cost me the princely sum of $400.00 ($1,092.27 in 2022 dollars) plus Florida sales tax – I have collected “home media” versions of movies I either sawContinue reading “On Movie Collections: My Current To Be Watched (TBW) List – March 2022 Edition”