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 04-08-2021

Song of the day: “Sugar Magnolia” by the Grateful Dead. (Just feels like this kind of day here in Charleston this afternoon.) Here’s a great cover version by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. Poem of the day: “Witch” by John Fuller. Fact of the day: Sometimes marketing is genius. Like this Red Bull stunt. Stratos … 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

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 02-03-2021

Song of the day: “Autumn Leaves” by Cannonball Adderley. Poem of the day: “June Fourth” by Gerald Stern. Fact of the day: The global warming future that awaits us is also our 50 million years ago past. Learned one thing today: More than one, actually. Robert Caro and Kurt Vonnegut sat down together in 1999 … Read more