On the Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Forces Hand the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Site Back to Ukraine After Troops are Exposed to Deadly Radiation


Yesterday, April 1, was April Fool’s Day, but one of the few news items I saw online about the Russian invasion of Ukraine was no laughing matter. Since Vladimir Putin sent the Russian armed forces across its western border with Ukraine on February 22 on what he euphemistically calls a “special military operation,” the 1,000Continue reading “On the Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Forces Hand the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Site Back to Ukraine After Troops are Exposed to Deadly Radiation”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 1, 2022, or: The One with ‘Je ne sais quoi’


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. It is a cool Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 1, 2022, or: The One with ‘Je ne sais quoi’”

Focus on the News: Ukraine Defies Russian Invasion with Blood and Guts


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, February 27, 2022. It is a warm Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 64% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Focus on the News: Ukraine Defies Russian Invasion with Blood and Guts”

On Politics: The GOP was the ‘Party of Lincoln,’ But Now it’s the ‘Party of Putin’


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is mid- to late morning (depending on how you define your morning, anyway) here in Lithia, Florida. It is Wednesday, January 26, 2022, and it is a cold, gray, wet winter day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 56˚F (14˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity atContinue reading “On Politics: The GOP was the ‘Party of Lincoln,’ But Now it’s the ‘Party of Putin’”