Tempus Fugit: July 1972, or: More Fragmented Memories from 50 Summers Ago


“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones 50 summers ago, I was almost nine-and-a-half years old and getting accustomed to living in the hot, humid, and often rainy conditions in Miami after living for six years in the colder climate of Bogota, Colombia, a huge metropolisContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: July 1972, or: More Fragmented Memories from 50 Summers Ago”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 4, 2022, or: It’s Independence Day, But I’m Not Feeling It


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, July 4, 2022. It is a hot, sultry summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 83°F (29°C) under sunny skies. With a becalmed wind and humidity at 86%, the heat index is 90°F (32°C). Today’s forecast calls forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, July 4, 2022, or: It’s Independence Day, But I’m Not Feeling It”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 24, 2022, or: Whew! I Thought I’d Never Do a Blog Post Today!


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, June 24, 2022. It is a sizzling summer day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 94°F (34°C) under mostly sunny conditions. With humidity at 55% and the wind blowing from the west at 8 MPH (15 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 24, 2022, or: Whew! I Thought I’d Never Do a Blog Post Today!”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 16, 2022, or: Reveries, Regrets, and Reminiscences


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, June 16, 2022. It is a hot early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 91°F (33°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 70% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, June 16, 2022, or: Reveries, Regrets, and Reminiscences”

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 Friday, March 11, 2022, or: Carefully Watched Packages – The Saga Continues (It Never Really Ends, Right?)


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday/early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, March 11, 2022. It is a hot spring day here in the Tampa Bay area.[1] Currently, the temperature is 86˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 13 MPH (21 KM/H) and humidity at 65%, the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, March 11, 2022, or: Carefully Watched Packages – The Saga Continues (It Never Really Ends, Right?)”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 9, 2022, or: Waiting for ‘West Side Story’ to Ship (and Other Concerns)


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. It is a warm, muggy spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 70% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 13 MPH (22 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, March 9, 2022, or: Waiting for ‘West Side Story’ to Ship (and Other Concerns)”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, February 28, 2022, or: Turning the Page on the Calendar…Again


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, February 28, 2022. It is a warm Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing from the west at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, February 28, 2022, or: Turning the Page on the Calendar…Again”

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!”