Super-Long Weekend Update – Veterans Day Edition, Part Two (November 12, 2022)


Veterans Day Weekend Update, Part Two Yesterday was Veterans Day (formerly known as Armistice Day, and still called that in other countries that were belligerents during the First World War), and here in the United States, local, state, and federal government offices were closed, there were no mail deliveries, and – of course – storesContinue reading “Super-Long Weekend Update – Veterans Day Edition, Part Two (November 12, 2022)”

Elections 2022: The Ballot is in the Mail!


As I wrote in yesterday’s post( Elections 2022: I Voted Today to Save American Democracy…Will You Do the Same?), I spent part of my Sunday morning carefully filling in the bubbles on my mail-in ballot for next month’s elections. It was, I admit, a bit overdue, and even though it wasn’t an “at the lastContinue reading “Elections 2022: The Ballot is in the Mail!”

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 Thursday, January 20, 2021, or: The Package is in the Mail…and Other Weighty Issues


Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, January 20, 2022. It is a cool – but not freezing – day here in the Sunshine State; currently, the temperature is 70˚F (20˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 1 MPH (2 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 20, 2021, or: The Package is in the Mail…and Other Weighty Issues”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 13, 2022, or: Amazon Delivers, USPS Does Not


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, January 13, 2022. It is a chilly – but not freezing – winter day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 69˚F (20˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 70% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 3 MPH (5Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 13, 2022, or: Amazon Delivers, USPS Does Not”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 16, 2021, or: One Package Arrives, Another Goes Missing


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, December 16, 2021. It’s a cool early winter day. The current temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 92% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 8 MPH (12 KM/H), the wind-chill factor is 72˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 16, 2021, or: One Package Arrives, Another Goes Missing”