On Blogs & Blogging: It’s Nice to Be Noticed – A Tempus Fugit Piece is Featured in a Sevilla-Based Study Abroad Program’s Blog!


Hello, again, Dear Reader. In my haste to write, edit, and publish my previous post, I totally forgot to mention a bit of good news. Not earthshakingly good news along the lines of “I met someone who is interested in dating me…” or “I shook off my irritating cold and wrote a review of CodeContinue reading “On Blogs & Blogging: It’s Nice to Be Noticed – A Tempus Fugit Piece is Featured in a Sevilla-Based Study Abroad Program’s Blog!”

Tempus Fugit: Farewell and Adieu to You, Fair Spanish Ladies – Sevilla, 18 December 1988


But, I’m leavin’ on a jet plane Don’t know when I’ll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go. – John Denver, Leaving on a Jet Plane Another cold day in Florida…another weather-triggered memory brought on by low temperatures, beautiful morning skies, and a penchant for remembering anniversaries of events from the Land ofContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: Farewell and Adieu to You, Fair Spanish Ladies – Sevilla, 18 December 1988”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 17, 2022, or: Chilly Day in Tampa Bay Area Triggers Memories of Sevilla in 1988


“Fare thee well, and if for ever Still for ever fare thee well.” ― George Gordon Byron Today I woke up to an even chillier – by Florida standards, anyway – morning than I did the day before; the sun had only just risen, so it was still semi-dark outside, with temperatures in the lowContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, December 17, 2022, or: Chilly Day in Tampa Bay Area Triggers Memories of Sevilla in 1988”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 17, 2022, or: Remembering Mom on Her 94th Birthday


Today – Monday, October 17, 2022 – would have been my mother’s 94th birthday. For me, this date has been bittersweet for quite some time. Sure, it is a sadder occasion now because Mom died on July 19 – a Sunday – of 2015, less than three months before her 87th birthday. But even duringContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, October 17, 2022, or: Remembering Mom on Her 94th Birthday”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 13, 2022, or: The ‘Spring Forward Madness’ Edition


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, March 13, 2022. It is a cold-for-Florida spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 47% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 13, 2022, or: The ‘Spring Forward Madness’ Edition”

Memory Lane: A Reporter Sums Up His Seville Experience, Part II


Memory Lane: A Reporter Sums Up His Seville Experience – Part II On September 21, 1988, when I was a 25-year-old college sophomore, I left my hometown of Miami on an Iberia 747 bound for Madrid, Spain and the first leg on a journey that took me to Sevilla (Seville), the third largest city inContinue reading “Memory Lane: A Reporter Sums Up His Seville Experience, Part II”