Book Review: ‘Apollo Explorations of the Moon: The NASA History – 50th Anniversary Edition’

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may wellContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Apollo Explorations of the Moon: The NASA History – 50th Anniversary Edition’”

Book Review: ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’

A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America (2020 hardcover, 2021 paperback) Written by: Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig Publisher: Penguin Press (a division of Penguin Random House) Category: Domestic Politics Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 512 Publication Date: Hardcover: January 21, 2020; Paperback (Updated with New Reporting): February 23, 2021 “This taut and terrifyingContinue reading “Book Review: ‘A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America’”

On Books & Reading: What? Another Trump-themed Book in My TBR Stack? Yep!

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 12, 2021. It is, typically, a hot, muggy day on the Florida Gulf Coast. The current temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), theContinue reading “On Books & Reading: What? Another Trump-themed Book in My TBR Stack? Yep!”

Musings & Thoughts For Tuesday, August 3, 2021, or: Rainy Days Make Fine Reading Days (and Why I Think Donald Trump Stinks)

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Presently, it’s cooler than usual for an August day; the current temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 73% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts For Tuesday, August 3, 2021, or: Rainy Days Make Fine Reading Days (and Why I Think Donald Trump Stinks)”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 4, 2021, or: Happy 245th Birthday, America…It’s Independence Day!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s noon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, July 4, 2021, the 245th Independence Day in U.S. history. It Is a hot, summery day: the current temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 8 MPH (12 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 4, 2021, or: Happy 245th Birthday, America…It’s Independence Day!”

Book Review: ‘The World Remade: America in World War I’

“The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make.”— President Woodrow Wilson, on the StateContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The World Remade: America in World War I’”