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 05-14-2021

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 05-09-2021

Song of the day: “The Monkey Time” by Major Lance. (Written by Curtix Mayfield.) Poem of the day: “Black Snake” by Mary Oliver. Fact of the day: An extended essay on free will. (Well worth making the choice to read it.) Learned one thing today: George Will on turning 80. Visual of the day: A … 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 05-03-2021

Song of the day: “After the Love is Gone” by Paul Carrack. Poem of the day: “Rockall” by Epes Sargent. Fact of the day: A history of citing your sources (and these days, your inspiration). Learned one thing today: Uncertainty about the future of working from home is being to resolve itself — Yes, there … Read more

JWDailies 05-01-2021

Song of the day: “Dancin’ Shaggin’ on the Boulevard” by Alabama. Poem of the day: “Drinking Cold Water” by Peter Everwine. Fact of the day: A history of the office, with some reminders about all of the awful things that so many of us are suddenly, and surprisingly, so interested in returning to. Learned one … 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 04-16-2021

Song of the day: “Alone Again Or” by the late Bryan MacLean. (Yep, same song as the one by Love. Bryan was in Love. And Bryan’s half-sister, fyi, is Maria McKee.) Poem of the day: “Ox Cart Man” by Donald Hall. Fact of the day: The great American road trip has always been anything but … Read more