A noteworthy atmosphere for the Stanley Cup Finals

Preceding game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals is an interesting aspect,

Eighty-One. Bah, Humbug.

81 degrees in Pinellas County, Florida on Christmas Eve. There are millions of Americans that have endured the cold of the late fall and the first few days of Winter with sub-freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and all the weather that marks the season (and the problems they cause). I get eighty-one degrees… And I’m not […]

A little wet, but much more normal

So it’s almost nine PM here in Pinellas County and for the day, the Pinellas County official rain gauge has registered over 2.5 inches of rain, and well over 14 for the year. That’s a sharp contrast to last year where we had only 10 and a half inches of rain going into July.

Dry and true

So there has been rain in the Tampa Bay area the last few days, yay rain… …Whoopty friggin’ do. Anyone in Pinellas County that wants to think we’re in the clear with drought conditions need only look at the official Pinellas county rain gauge on their web site. It feels sick and cruel that the […]

I just wasn't made for these climes…

Why is it that I am the only on in my family — hell, my region — that enjoys the colder weather while shunning the heat and humidity of the long Florida summer? I was content sitting out on the lawn late last night while my house roasted at 75 degrees… I went for a […]

A certain State of Mind

It was so easy living day by day Out of touch with the rhythm and blues But now I need a little give and take The New York Times, The Daily News It comes down to reality And it’s fine with me ’cause I’ve let it slide Don’t care if it’s Chinatown or on Riverside […]

Hurricane Frances (ongoing topic)

Hurricane Frances is predicted to be at Category Five strength when it makes landfall somewhere along the Florida Peninsula on Friday night or Saturday morning. This is a rare Meteorlogical event for storms to not only reach Category Five strength in the Atlantic but also make landfall. Palm Beach County in South Florida has started […]

more weather for the weary

Latest computer projections for Hurricane Frances. This doesn’t look that good for Florida as it stands now (Monday afternoon)

It's getting ugly here

Dear god, I hate all the empty space that is showing up on The Stonegauge lately… It’s not like I’m spread thin on he Internet or anything, it’s just that I haven’t wanted to rant about anything that I could rant about. I mean, really, how many times have I already stated what a sham […]


Oh sure there is plenty for me to post about in here– or more like RANT about — but I’m busy right now… Most of my posts are being devoted to Boltsmag right now and that means my rants on Rummy, movies (The Last Samurai was good – though I can spoil it and say […]

Chilling Possibilities

Global warming will plunge Britain & Europe into new ice age ‘within decades’ A study, which is being taken seriously by top government scientists, has uncovered a change “of remarkable amplitude” in the circulation of the waters of the North Atlantic. Similar events in pre-history are known to have caused sudden “flips” of the climate, […]

After a week

So it’s been seven days since I was discharged from the Hospital. It’s funny I posted about “falling off the internet” last night because I haven’t heard from a lot of people I contacted about being under the weather / in the hospital again. Hmmphf, figures right? Find out who your true friends are… Blash, […]

Why John?

Aren’t I the coolest? John told me I could post on his journal today, yippee. :woot So John and I have been sending a couple air messages here and there today, just to check up on each other, since he has decided to take some time off from the web. :wink My gooddness, such bad […]

Just a little taste — part two

In a previous entry, I had given the opening of an ongoing story I am writing that hasn’t yet reached it’s end point and hasn’t yet been edited. I think some people read that piece of writing and jumped to the wrong conclusions and got on me in part for it — others were just […]

Just a little taste

I’m going to give you folks (my readers) a little chance to read a piece of that story (32 pages) that I am writing. if you’re interested in more – please say so… Click on the below link to check out the lead to the story.

No thought was put into this, I always knew it would come to this

Thought – it’s your enemy… It’s also your greatest ally because if you don’t think you end up doing things you regret or things that hurt other people… Or yourself for that matter. What am I thinking about that happens to be my enemy? Hmm? Politics…. Anything and everything that is rehashed propoganda from one […]