JWDailies 06-08-2021

Song of the day: “On Top of the World” by bluegrass fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor, from his 2021 release Markology II. Here is the original version from his first guitar album, Markology, released in 1978. Poem of the day: “Six O’Clock Flight to the Interment” by Philip White. Fact of the day: The action-packed story … Read more

JWDailies 06-01-2021

Song of the day: “Fountain of Sorrow” by Jackson Browne. Poem of the day: “Astrobleme” by Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers. Fact of the day: The number of Master’s and Doctoral degree holders in the U.S. has doubled since the turn of the century. Learned one thing today: There is a difference between price volatility and inflation. … Read more

JWDailies 05-14-2021

Song of the day: “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. (See Learned link below.) Poem of the day: “Atlas” by Fady Joudah. Along with his explanation of this evocative yet disquieting poem. Fact of the day: The WHO confirms it. The global coronavirus pandemic was entirely preventable. Plans were in place. Political leaders chose to … Read more

JWDailies 05-11-2021

Song of the day: “I Wish I Knew” by Bill Evans Trio. Poem of the day: “Fire-eater” by Tony Harrison. Fact of the day: Stocks of ‘physical’ companies are performing far better than stocks of digital companies. Learned one thing today: The world sees the U.S. differently, and Americans have been slow to grasp this. … Read more

JWDailies 05-10-2021

Song of the day: “Hard Time Killin’ Floor” by Geoff and Maria Muldaur. Poem of the day: “Noli Me Tangere” by Traci Brimhall. Fact of the day: American church membership continues to decline. Learned one thing today: COVID has reached Mt. Everest base camp. Visual of the day: A double dose of interesting charts. Perceptions … Read more

JWDailies 05-07-2021

Song of the day: “Listen to the Lion” by Van Morrison. Poem of the day: “Epitath for Poet’s Tomb” by Shuntaro Tankawa. Fact of the day: The Noid is back, and with it, remembrance of Noid’s past. Learned one thing today: The other thing that happens when products get turned into subscription services. Visual of … Read more

JWDailies 05-04-2021

Song of the day: “Hit Somebody” by Warren Zevon. Poem of the day: “Low Tide at St. Andrews” by Emily Pauline Johnson. Fact of the day: The digital economy is far from eco-friendly. Learned one thing today: Last year saw a baby bust. Will this year see a baby boom? Maybe. Maybe not. Visual of … Read more

JWDailies 04-30-2021

Song of the day: “If You Could Read My Mind” by Gordon Lightfoot, as broken down by Rick Beato. Great explanation of how this song works. A musician’s musician — widely repected by his peers as the best of them all. Poem of the day: “Route Six” by Stanley Kunitz. Fact of the day: Has … Read more

JWDailies 04-29-2021

Song of the day: “She’s Just Dancing” by David Wilcox. Poem of the day: “By Blue Ontario’s Shore” by Walt Whitman. Fact of the day: This is old news, but there’s a new book on the paltry pop psychology of self-esteem. Learned one thing today: Also old news, but you make better decisions when you … Read more