Musings & Thoughts for Friday, February 18, 2022, or: Additional News Re ‘West Side Story’ 4K Release and Other Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Blogger


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, February 18, 2022. It is a gray and cool winter day here in the Tampa Bay area, but we’re also in the midst of a warming trend. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwestContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, February 18, 2022, or: Additional News Re ‘West Side Story’ 4K Release and Other Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Blogger”

On Movies: He’s America’s Storyteller, or: Why I Am a Spielberg Fan


I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I’m dreaming for a living.― Steven Spielberg On December 18, 2021 – less than two months ago – Steven Spielberg celebrated his 75th birthday. Eight days earlier, 20th Century Studios (the former 20th Century Fox Film Corporation and now a wholly owned subsidiaryContinue reading “On Movies: He’s America’s Storyteller, or: Why I Am a Spielberg Fan”

Tempus Fugit, or: There I Was, in a High School Auditorium…..


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in Fish Hawk (Lithia), Florida, on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. It is a cool early winter day here in the Sunshine State. The current temperature is 74˚F (23˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 13 MPHContinue reading “Tempus Fugit, or: There I Was, in a High School Auditorium…..”

On Movies: Reflections on Films, Life, and the Passage of Time


“Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights; Four nights will quickly dream away the time.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream The passage of time, ‘tis a quirky thing. This weekend I purchased the Blu-ray of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat, a modern take on film noir classics a la Double Indemnity andContinue reading “On Movies: Reflections on Films, Life, and the Passage of Time”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 14, 2021, or: Grief, the Weight of Memory, & Irreconcilable Differences


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (Bastille Day in France and her overseas departments/dependencies). It’s warm and muggy outside; the current temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 62% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 6 MPHContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 14, 2021, or: Grief, the Weight of Memory, & Irreconcilable Differences”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 5, 2021, or: Broken Traditions, Lost Songbooks and the Persistence of Memory (and Grudges)


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, June 5, 2021. It is a hot summery day; the current temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 55% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index is 94˚F (34˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 5, 2021, or: Broken Traditions, Lost Songbooks and the Persistence of Memory (and Grudges)”