On Books & Reading: My TBR Stack – Any Progress Yet?


Greetings, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. It is a warm, humid day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 84°F (29°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 80% and the wind blowing at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) from the north-northwest, the heat indexContinue reading “On Books & Reading: My TBR Stack – Any Progress Yet?”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 28, 2022, or: It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Summer


“It was a hot and muggy day.” As I write this, it’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Saturday, May 28, 2022. And as you can see, it is a hot, humid late spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 74%Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 28, 2022, or: It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Summer”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion on ‘Stalking the Red Bear’ in the ‘Cold Waters’ Submarine Sim


Background Cold Waters, the submarine warfare simulation released a few years ago by Killerfish Games, is one of my favorite computer games of all time. Aside from the coolness of its state of the art graphics, sound design, and exciting gameplay, I like Cold Waters because it has what I call a “Tom Clancy technothrillerContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion on ‘Stalking the Red Bear’ in the ‘Cold Waters’ Submarine Sim”

Old Gamers Never Die, or: Discussion on One of the Tougher ‘Cold Waters’ Missions


Conn, Sonar: New contact bearing 0-4-5, designated Sierra 1. Conn, Sonar: New contact bearing 0-4-7, designated Sierra 2. Make depth 1-2-0 feet, aye. Conn, Sonar: Sierra 1 is classified as…escort. Set course 0-4-0, aye. Conn, Weps: Tube 1 loaded. Part One: A Bit of Background If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you knowContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die, or: Discussion on One of the Tougher ‘Cold Waters’ Missions”