Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, September 1, 2022, or: Another Month, Another Season Begin


Another month, another season. Well, it’s hard to believe, folks, but it’s September 1, which means the last quarter of 2022 started at midnight. So did meteorological autumn, although the more traditional date for the start of the fall season is the autumnal equinox, which this year falls on September 22, or three weeks fromContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, September 1, 2022, or: Another Month, Another Season Begin”

RIP Mikhail Sergeyvich Gorbachev – An Obit with Significa and Insignifica


Significa Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the eighth and final leader of the former Soviet Union, died yesterday in Moscow at the age of 91. The man who rose to power following the deaths of Leonid Brezhnev (1982), Yuri Andropov (1984), and Konstantin Chernenko (1985) and was paramount leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics duringContinue reading “RIP Mikhail Sergeyvich Gorbachev – An Obit with Significa and Insignifica”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 27, 2022, or: Remembering Korea, the ‘Forgotten War’


It’s hard to believe, but today is the 69th anniversary of the signing – in Panmunjom, Korea – of the agreement that ceased major fighting and put on hold the Korean War. On July 27, 1953, the representatives of the U.S.-led United Nations Command (UNC), the Communist-ruled Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (aka North Korea),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 27, 2022, or: Remembering Korea, the ‘Forgotten War’”

D-Day + 78 Years: Remember. Always Remember


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, June 6, 2022. It is a hot early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 80°F (27°C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 92% and the wind barely blowing from the east-southeast at 1 MPH (4 KM/H)Continue reading “D-Day + 78 Years: Remember. Always Remember”

Old Gamers Never Die: Pointers for First-Time Players of ‘Crusade in Europe’


Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. ­– General Dwight D. Eisenhower, USA, Supreme Commander, Allied ExpeditionaryContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Pointers for First-Time Players of ‘Crusade in Europe’”

On History: ‘Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a Date Which Will Live in Infamy’ – FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. It’s a chilly and gray early winter day. The current temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under cloudy skies and there’s a dense fog advisory for the Fish Hawk area. With humidity at 97% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast atContinue reading “On History: ‘Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a Date Which Will Live in Infamy’ – FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan”

On History: ‘Remember Pearl Harbor’ – 80 Years After


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. It is a chilly day – for Florida, at any rate –  and a grey, dimly lit one at that. Currently, the temperature is 68˚F (20˚C) under  mostly cloudy skies and dense fog. With humidity at 100% and theContinue reading “On History: ‘Remember Pearl Harbor’ – 80 Years After”