Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges


Regiments: The Battle for a ‘Hot’ Zone Last night, after trying – and failing – to choose a movie or TV show to watch, I decided to play Regiments again. Once more I selected the Skirmish titled Raw Power, which depicts a fictional 1989 battle near what looks like a nuclear plant in what wasContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Red Alert! Red Alert! A Quick Update on My ‘Star Trek’ 6-Movie Box Set


James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, ahead warp one. Hikaru Sulu: Warp one, sir. Chief DiFalco: Heading, sir? James T. Kirk: Out there. Thataway – Star Trek: The Motion Picture (final lines) Before I log off from my computer for the night, I just want to give you a quick update regarding my Star Trek: TheContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Red Alert! Red Alert! A Quick Update on My ‘Star Trek’ 6-Movie Box Set”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 12, 2022, or: Rain, Sun, Movies, and Wargames – But Not Much Else….


Summer, apparently, does not want to leave the Sunshine State. It’s Monday, September 12, 2022, the 12th day of meteorological fall, but here in Lithia, Florida, it is hot, humid, and rainy, just as it has been for the past three days. As I write this, it has been raining off and on – nothingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 12, 2022, or: Rain, Sun, Movies, and Wargames – But Not Much Else….”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 10, 2022, or: Once Again Under the Shadows of the Mighty Cumulonimbus Clouds


Hi, there, Dear Reader. Well, it’s another dark, gloomy-looking, rainy, and eventually stormy day here in Lithia, Florida on Saturday, September 10, 2022. It has been raining off and on since I woke up around 7:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, and now it is so dark in my room that I had to turn onContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 10, 2022, or: Once Again Under the Shadows of the Mighty Cumulonimbus Clouds”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 5, 2022, or: I Dream of Restful Nights and Adventures in Deep Space


“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” ― Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues Well, that’s more like it. After two consecutive nights – Friday and Saturday – marred by bouts of sleeplessness and a not-so-great weekend, last night I fell asleep at a reasonable timeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 5, 2022, or: I Dream of Restful Nights and Adventures in Deep Space”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, July 7, 2022. It is a hot, humid summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 88°F (31°C) under mostly cloudy conditions. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 73%, the heatContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Paramount to Release ‘Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set in September


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. It is a hot summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 92°F (33°C) under mostly sunny conditions. With the wind blowing at 2 MPH (4 KM/H) from the north-northwest and humidity at 64%, the heat indexContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Paramount to Release ‘Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set in September”

On Music: My ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Limited Edition 2-CD Soundtrack Album’ Arrives Today!


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-to-late morning in Lithia, Florida on Friday, January 14, 2022. It’s a chilly winter day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 71% and the wind blowing from the north at 8 MPH (13 KM/H) the wind chill factor is 59˚FContinue reading “On Music: My ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Limited Edition 2-CD Soundtrack Album’ Arrives Today!”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 8, 2022, or: Boldly Going Where No Soundtrack Has Gone Before….


Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Saturday, January 8, 2022. It is a warm winter day. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11 MPH (18 KM/H) and humidity at 59%, the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 8, 2022, or: Boldly Going Where No Soundtrack Has Gone Before….”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 13, 2021, or: Shatner Boldly Goes to Suborbit, and My Blu-ray Collection Expands (a Bit)


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. It’s gray and somewhat cool outside; the current temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 48% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 6 MPH (9 KM/H),the feels-like temperature is 74˚F (22˚C). TheContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, October 13, 2021, or: Shatner Boldly Goes to Suborbit, and My Blu-ray Collection Expands (a Bit)”