Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 1, 2021, or: Of Storms, Starships, and Superheroes

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. It’s a gray, wet, and sullen day, and – if you go by the meteorological calendar instead of the astronomical one – it’s the first day of autumn. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (25˚C) under rainy conditions. With humidityContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, September 1, 2021, or: Of Storms, Starships, and Superheroes”

On Movies: A Brief Statistical Overview of My Blu-ray Collection

Hi there. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 90˚F under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 58% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 7 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 103˚F. Today’s forecast: We can expect scattered rain showers and a highContinue reading “On Movies: A Brief Statistical Overview of My Blu-ray Collection”

On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 2010s

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Except for 2020 and the first quarter of 2021  – the Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic – I have gone to the movies in theaters as often as my circumstances allow. Even when I livedContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 2010s”

On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 1990s

Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to another installment of On Movies. Today we’ll continue our ongoing look at my favorite movies[1] across the past 50 years – this time around, we’ll be covering the 1990s. According to the Statistics chart in My Collection page on Blu-ray.com, 14.9% of the 381 titles (328 theatrically released films,Continue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Movies from the 1990s”

My Blu-ray Collection Expands Yet Again, Thanks to Amazon’s Shop with Points Rewards Program

One of the few good things about my Chase Amazon Visa credit card is its 5% rewards point system, which “gives you back” five cents for each dollar you spend on Amazon and other selected places, plus lower amounts (3% and 1%) every time you use it at other places of business. Its main benefitContinue reading “My Blu-ray Collection Expands Yet Again, Thanks to Amazon’s Shop with Points Rewards Program”