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 04-15-2021

Song of the day: “The Best is Yet to Come” by Stephen Bruton. Poem of the day: “Conserving the Magnitude of Uselessness” by A.R. Ammons. Fact of the day: Teens, not adults, are rallying to fight the end-game against global warming. The future is now firmly in their hands. The generational break has happened. Learned … Read more

JWDailies 03-18-2021

Song of the day: “Down Across the Delaware” by James McMurtry. Poem of the day: “Year’s End” by Ted Kooser. Fact of the day: Is pro basketball the only truly global sport? It’s becoming a thing in India. Learned one thing today: What did Malthus get wrong? It’s disease not food that has been the … Read more

JWDailies 03-17-2021

Song of the day: “Dangerous Game” by Mark Selby. Poem of the day: “Boyish Sleep” by Hamlin Garland. Fact of the day: 2020 was a year of extremes, and not all bad. Some were good. Learned one thing today: The science on meditation shows lots of downsides and risks. Visual of the day: These charts … Read more

JWDailies 03-14-2021

Song of the day: “Anthem” by Crowded House. Poem of the day: “The Sound I Listened For” by Robert Francis. Fact of the day: It’s been shown that happiness is U-shaped with age, so as people get older they get happier. No surprise, then, that older people were happier during the pandemic. Learned one thing … Read more

JWDailies 02-16-2021

Song of the day: “Queen of the Silver Dollar” by Emmylou Harris. This song was written by poet and cartoonist Shel Silverstein, one of five country hits he wrote. Poem of the day: “Dirty Face” by Shel Silverstein. Fact of the day: Marriage is a time-honored institution. But marriage hasn’t been the same over time. … Read more