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 05-25-2021

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 04-26-2021

Song of the day: “Hard to Handle” by Otis Redding. Poem of the day: “Affirmation” by Donald Hall. (Along with his discussion of this poem.) Fact of the day: What is money? Not an easy question to answer. Money is a shared story. Learned one thing today: Honey still contains nuclear fallout from the 1950s. … Read more

JWDailies 03-07-2021

Song of the day: “Just Friends” by Beat Rodeo. My favorite BR tunes can’t be found online, but this is a good one, too. Great band. Terribly under-appreciated during the awful synth-eighties. Music has held up well Poem of the day: “Then Too There Is This” by J. Allyn Rosser. Fact of the day: The … Read more

JWDailies 02-06-2021

Song of the day: “An Ocean in Between the Waves” by The War on Drugs. From the LP, Lost in the Dream. It is exquisite. Poem of the day: “Off Point Lotus” by Stanley Kunitz. Fact of the day: The minds of birds are capable of incredible things, including many things well beyond the capacity … Read more