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 05-04-2021

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 03-29-2021

Song of the day: “Jesus Was a Crossmaker” as covered by Warren Zevon. This is a Judee Sill song from her 1971 debut LP. This was the very first album released on David Geffen’s Asylum label. We lost her too soon. I first heard her on Wake Forest’s student run FM station, WFDD. My wife, … Read more

JWDailies 03-19-2021

Song of the day: “Detox Bracelet” by Randall Bramblett. A beautiful song of hope and love and rebirth. It’s the same for Warren Zevon in “Detox Mansion,” but done by Zevon with a little more of his trademark sneer. Poem of the day: “Miranda of the Sorrows” by Richard Shelton. Okay, poetry links are often … Read more

JWDailies 02-02-2021

Song of the day: “Porcelain Monkey” by Warren Zevon. Poem of the day: “Wild Plum” by Orrick Johns. Fact of the day: Elephants are afraid of bees. So the best way to keep wild elephants from trampling your crops is to keep a lot of honey bees around. Learned one thing today: Not only is … Read more