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 05-27-2021

Song of the day: “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” by Solid Air. Great cover. This song brings back freshman year memories of that Basement Tapes bootleg I bought that had this song. My roomie (harp maestro Bill Newton) would sing this tune all day long … Tie yourself to a tree with roots. Poem of the … Read more

JWDailies 05-26-2021

Song of the day: “Searching for a Heart” by Warren Zevon. Poem of the day: “This Is Not a Small Voice” by Sonia Sanchez. Fact of the day: Tracking global “uncertainty.” Learned one thing today: How the pandemic changed people’s view of wealth. Visual of the day: A 1978 Dylan portrait drawn by Ralph Steadman … Read more

JWDailies 05-25-2021

Song of the day: “Long Wide Open Road” by Darrell Scott. Poem of the day: “Stove” by Philip Booth. Fact of the day: In economics, a culture of “debate through tweets” has replaced “debate through books.” I think this is true in everything, and it’s not a good thing. Learned on thing today: We want … Read more

JWDailies 05-20-2021

Song of the day: “Tonight the Streets are Ours” by Richard Hawley. Poem of the day: “Muted Music” by Robert Penn Warren. Fact of the day: The good news is that there are 50 billion wild birds in the world today. The sad news is that 10 percent of species are down to 5,000 individuals … Read more

JWDailies 05-17-2021

Song of the day: “All Along the Watchtower” by Dave Mason. (Which version of this Dylan classic is your favorite? Mine is Hendrix. Did you know that Dave Mason plays on the Hendrix version? Here’s a great analysis of Hendrix’s version by Eddie Kramer who was the engineer.) Poem of the day: “Lives of the … 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 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