Episodes

Coffee, Don Quixote, and Frank Sinatra

Sept. 30, 2021

We have a global shortage of coffee beans ( https://www.businessinsider.com/coffee-shortage-beans-set-to-get-more-expensive-2021-7?op=1 ) Happy National Coffee Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-coffee-day/ Born on this …

Confucius Say. . .

Sept. 29, 2021

Today is National Ask a Stupid Question Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-ask-stupid-question-day/ Born on this day in 551 BC Confucius in the modern-day province of Shandong, China https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confuci…

Dad Did Genealogy

Sept. 28, 2021

Today is Ancestor Appreciation Day https://nationaltoday.com/ancestor-appreciation-day/ Today's word is genealogy https://www.merriam-webster.com/ Born on this day in 1996 in San Diego, CA, American actor Daeg Faerch (Day-g …

Autumn Apples

Sept. 27, 2021

Raised planting beds by Birdie and Epic Gardening Birdies. I got these from epicGardening.com https://shop.epicgardening.com/ Today is Johnny Appleseed day today. https://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/johnny-appleseed-day…

One-Hit Wonders

Sept. 25, 2021

Today is National One-Hit-Wonder Day https://www.westernjournal.com/national-one-hit-wonder-day-top-one-hit-wonders-per-decade/ A list of one-hit-wonders https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_St…

Punctuation and Neon Lights

Sept. 25, 2021

Today is National Punctuation Day https://www.nationalpunctuationday.com Born on this day in 1870 Georges Claude, French engineer and inventor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Claude What would you put on free billboard…

What if Euripides Wrote Commercials?

Sept. 24, 2021

Today is Remember Me Thursday https://remembermethursday.org/ raising awareness for orphaned and sheltered pets. Born on this day in 480 BC Greek Playwright Euripides in Salamis, Greece https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euripide…

Wild Swans

Sept. 23, 2021

Today is the autumnal equinox. To celebrate we read a beautiful poem of autumn, The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats.

Macadamisation

Sept. 22, 2021

Remembering the style of Paul Harvey 892 days until my retirement Today is also World Alzheimer’s Day https://nationaltoday.com/world-alzheimers-day/ Born on this day in 1756, John Loudon McAdam https://www.onthisday.com/ Sc…

Milestone Episode

Sept. 21, 2021

Celebrating seven months of continuous daily podcasting.

Talk Like A Pirate

Sept. 20, 2021

Today is one of my favorites! It’s national talk like a pirate day. https://nationaltoday.com/talk-like-pirate-day/ Today's word is tintinnabulation https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tintinnabulation Born on this d…

Happy United States Air Force Day.

Sept. 19, 2021

Today is United States Air Force Birthday day! https://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/air-force-birthday/ Today's word is testudinal https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testudinal Born on this day in 1709, the Scholar…

Isn't It Nice To Be Home Again

Sept. 18, 2021

Today is National Isn’t-it-nice-to-be-home-again day”, the day that celebrates the homecoming of all road-weary business travelers. Today’s Question: What is the oddest way you ever accidentally hurt yourself?

From the Road - Thursday

Sept. 17, 2021

What is my favorite thing about myself?

From the Road - Wednesday

Sept. 16, 2021

From behind the wheel of my Dodge Ram pick-em-up truck traveling north on I-75 through Tennessee and Kentucky, this is my response to the question: What is your favorite simple pleasure?

From the Road - Tuesday

Sept. 15, 2021

From behind the wheel of my Dodge Ram pick-em-up truck traveling north on I-75, this is my response to the question: What is something that strangers often incorrectly assume about you?

The Novel

Sept. 14, 2021

Today is another milestone. 900 days until I retire from professional employment. Also of note today is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-celiac-disease-awareness-day/ Today's word is…

Dad’s Memorial Service

Sept. 13, 2021

The recorded live stream is here https://fb.watch/7_nhNTrzYn/

Today is Patriot Day, 9/11

Sept. 12, 2021

Today is Patriot Day, 9/11, https://nationaltoday.com/national-day-service-remembrance/ Today's word is patriot https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patrio Born on this day in 1862, author O. Henry, full name William S…

TV Dinners and A Dog

Sept. 11, 2021

Yesterday, September 9, I missed an important event. It was announced that Actor Michael Constantine died on Aug. 31 at his home in Reading, PA at age 94. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/arts/michael-constantine-father-i…

Pacifists Play Sudoku

Sept. 10, 2021

Today is International Sudoku Day https://nationaltoday.com/international-sudoku-day/ Today's word is pacifist https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pacifist Born on this day in 1828, Leo Tolstoy https://www.onthisday.c…

Milestone Episode

Sept. 9, 2021

Today is the 200th consecutive episode of this artful endeavor. And so today’s word is persevere https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/persevere Today is also National Ampersand Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-am…

Do the Goodfellas Make More Calls on Telephone Tuesday?

Sept. 8, 2021

Today is telephone Tuesday https://nationaltoday.com/telephone-tuesday/ Today's word is Goodfella https://wiki2.org/en/Glossary_of_Mafia-related_words Born on this day in 1942, gangster Roy DeMeo, https://www.onthisday.com/

Let's be Agrarian

Sept. 7, 2021

Today is the Labor Day holiday in the United States of ‘Merica https://nationaltoday.com/labor-day/ Today's word is agrarian https://www.merriam-webster.com/ Born on this day in 1888, Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the Kenn…