JWDailies 06-03-2021

Song of the day: “Irene” by Ian Noe. Poem of the day: “Altars” by Austin Rodenbiker. Fact of the day: Informative discussion about what the Apple iPhone ecosystem doesn’t allow you to do. Leaned one thing today: An interesting reflection on the ways in which the shape of a painting influences our understanding of its … 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 05-12-2021

Song of the day: “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Vince Gill. Poem of the day: “What’s Wrong With Being Human” by Josh Rathkamp. Fact of the day: Putting dowsing to the test. Learned one thing today: One side-effect of the current labor shortage is that bad bosses and bad places to work are … 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 04-22-2021

Song of the day: “Stoned Soul Picnic” as performed by The 5th Dimension. (Here’s Laura Nyro’s original version — one of her best songs.) Poem of the day: “At Least a Hundred Words” by Hugo Williams. Fact of the day: Remember the early days of the internet craze when we expected information and access to … Read more

JWDailies 04-06-2021

Song of the day: “Casablanca” by Dane Donohue. Poem of the day: “Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars)” by Muriel Rukeyser. Fact of the day: A 3D map of the universe, that includes all 40 million galaxies, is now being created in a clean room atop Kitt Peak near Tuscon, Arizona. … Read more

JWDailies 03-25-2021

Song of the day: “Never Saw It Coming” by Sons of Bill. Great song — here’s an amazing live version from 2014. Poem of the day: “Beneath the Shadow of the Freeway” by Lorna Dee Cervantes. Fact of the day: Did you know this incredible tale of engineering prowess? In 1930, to make room for … Read more

JWDailies 03-24-2021

Song of the day: “Presence of the Lord” by Blind Faith. Poem of the day: “Boy at the Paterson Falls” by Toi Derricotte. Fact of the day: There are measurable cultural differences in the risk-taking strategies of American versus Japanese baseball. In short, the same sport is a different sport. Learned one thing today: What’s … Read more

JWDailies 03-19-2021

Song of the day: “Detox Bracelet” by Randall Bramblett. A beautiful song of hope and love and rebirth. It’s the same for Warren Zevon in “Detox Mansion,” but done by Zevon with a little more of his trademark sneer. Poem of the day: “Miranda of the Sorrows” by Richard Shelton. Okay, poetry links are often … Read more

JWDailies 03-15-2021

Song of the day: “When I Get This Feeling” by Ural Thomas and the Pain. Poem of the day: “In a U-Haul North of Damascus” by David Bottoms. Fact of the day: CEOs make more money and wield more power, but the responsibilities take a measurable and visible toll on the health of CEOs. Learned … Read more