Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 13, 2022, or: Killing Time (or Trying to, Anyway) on a Hot Florida Afternoon


Hi, Dear Reader! It’s early afternoon on another scorching late summer day in the Tampa Bay area (there really aren’t any non-scorching days in my home state of Florida in August unless it’s unusually rainy or a tropical storm/hurricane passes through during the daytime hours and the cloud cover hides the sun for long hoursContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 13, 2022, or: Killing Time (or Trying to, Anyway) on a Hot Florida Afternoon”

Late July Diversions: An Update on My TBR and TBW Lists for the Summer of ’22


Well, with the end of July only a few days off, it’s time for an update on my To Be Watched (TBW) and To Be Read (TBR) lists for the seventh month of 2022. As you know, July is not my favorite month of the year. My mother died on July 19, 2015, after herContinue reading “Late July Diversions: An Update on My TBR and TBW Lists for the Summer of ’22”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 10, 2022, or: Of Dogs and Movies


Hello, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, June 10, 2022. It is a hot, humid early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 84°F (29°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, June 10, 2022, or: Of Dogs and Movies”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 9, 2022, or: My Sunday Night at the Movies…It Didn’t Go So Well


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, May 9, 2022. It is a hot, muggy spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 82°F (28°C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 5 MPH (9 KM/H) and humidity at 63%,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 9, 2022, or: My Sunday Night at the Movies…It Didn’t Go So Well”

On Movies & Movie Watching: TBW Lists are Aspirational Documents, Not Ironclad Contracts…..


A few days ago – on April 8, to be exact – I posted a “To Be Watched” (TBW) list of movies that I aspired to watch over the April 8-10 weekend. To wit: Chernobyl (2019) A Walk in the Sun (1945) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Casablanca (1942) The African Queen (1951) Catch Me If You Can (2002)Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Watching: TBW Lists are Aspirational Documents, Not Ironclad Contracts…..”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, February 14, 2022, or: You’ve Heard of TBR Lists? Well, Now I Have a TBW List!


Hello, Dear Reader. It’s almost noon here in Lithia, Florida on Monday, February 14, 2022. It is a chilly winter’s day – by Florida standards, anyway – in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 55˚F (13˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 11 MPH (18 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, February 14, 2022, or: You’ve Heard of TBR Lists? Well, Now I Have a TBW List!”