Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, or: A Quick Update from Rainy-n-Hot Florida

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. It is a sweltering summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 87°F (30°C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the heat index is 94°F (35°C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, or: A Quick Update from Rainy-n-Hot Florida”

On Books and Reading: Well, That’s One More Book for the TBR Stack!

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. It is a hot, gray, and cloudy day here in the Tampa Bay area. The present temperature is 83°F (28°C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 82% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 9 MPH (14Continue reading “On Books and Reading: Well, That’s One More Book for the TBR Stack!”

On Books & Reading: TBR Stack Update – ‘Fire & Steel’ by Carrick-Adams Due to Arrive Earlier Than Anticipated

Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. It is an oppressively hot early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 89°F (32°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 69% and the wind blowing from the north at 2 MPH (4 KM/H),Continue reading “On Books & Reading: TBR Stack Update – ‘Fire & Steel’ by Carrick-Adams Due to Arrive Earlier Than Anticipated”

Book Review: ‘Snow & Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45’

Snow & Steel: Hitler’s Last Gamble in the West Examined On November 28, 2014, the Oxford University Press published Snow & Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45, an in-depth book about Operation Autumn Mist (Herbstnebel, which can also be translated from German as “Autumn Fog”), the last counter-offensive launched by Nazi Germany on theContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Snow & Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45’”

Book Review: ‘Sand & Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France’

A Plethora of D-Day Books I have an obsession with D-Day. Don’t ask me why. I couldn’t begin to give you a rational answer. As a first-generation American citizen born to two immigrants from Colombia, I don’t have any personal connection to the Second World War. Yes, Colombia joined the Allies (then called the UnitedContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Sand & Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France’”