May 02, 2021

it’s criminal

Tech leaders urge the United States government to designate ransomware attacks as a national emergency and called for an international coalition to thwart the bad guys. Episode art provided by Michael Geiger https://unsplash....

May 01, 2021

it's fictional

An update on this podcast, and how I came to be reading all of John Le Carré’s novels. Episode art provided by Killian Cartignies https://unsplash.com/@kikisad

April 30, 2021

it's moist

A look into logomisia.

April 29, 2021

It’s controversial

Johan Deckmann if found here https://www.good.is/articles/self-help-book-titles and here https://www.instagram.com/johandeckmann/ Episode art provided by Sam Moqadam https://unsplash.com/@itssammoqadam

April 28, 2021

It’s Infinite

Eight ways to conceptualize infinity. Good luck with that. Episode art provided byJakub Gorajek https://unsplash.com/@cinegeek

April 27, 2021

Butterflies and Moths

For more on moth symbolism and meaning: https://www.worldbirds.org/moth-symbolism/#:~:text=crushed%20by%20touch.-,Moth%20Celtic%20symbolism,as%20having%20a%20dark%20side . Episode art provided by Krzysztof Niewolny https://u...

April 26, 2021

Today Is For The Birds

Two famous people born on this day. I know one of them very well. Brene’ Brown’s documentary “The Call To Courage.” Episode art provided by Joshua J. Cotten https://unsplash.com/photos/q77K0zIDTmI

April 25, 2021

It's Electric!

The latest in electric-powered vehicles is a tug boat!

April 24, 2021

Katy Bar the Door, I’m Sleeping In Today

Episode art by Breanna Klemm https://unsplash.com/@bre_klemm

April 23, 2021

On Poetry

Get your culture on! Listen to our lightning-quick review of 14 classic poems. Episode artwork by Radu Marcusu https://unsplash.com/@radu_marcusu

April 22, 2021

Lake Lanier

Zebra mussels threaten Lake Sidney Lanier!! And a haiku about lakes (I think). Haiku credit: https://medium.com/house-of-haiku/quiet-moments-in-a-lake-ba2719d89fcc Episode artwork Tom Henell https://unsplash.com/@alifedeliber...

April 21, 2021

Meteors and Tax Reform

Jason McBride on Medium.com https://jasoncmcbride.medium.com/ Episode artwork by Tasos Mansour https://unsplash.com/@mantasos

April 20, 2021

I feel stupid.

Wikipedia has lots of smart people contributing to its vast body of knowledge. I don’t qualify. Not even a little bit. Episode art provided by Jon Tyson https://unsplash.com/@jontyson

April 19, 2021

Two Haiku, Change Your Diet: Save the Planet, Daily Things

For today's show, I tried something new. I won't do it again. I recorded outside using the microphone on my macbook pro. It's broderline unbearable, but since I'm too lazy to re-record, I'm going with it. If the weather is...

April 18, 2021

More Haiku

I learned a few things about Haiku, and I’m passing them on to you. Episode art by Taylor Wright https://unsplash.com/@taylorannwright

April 17, 2021

Want to Haiku? We have resources.

It’s International Haiku Poetry Day, so we look at a few definitions of english-language Haiku poetry and wander around the website of The Haiku Foundation at https://thehaikufoundation.org Episode art by Toa Heftiba https://...

April 16, 2021

It was going to rain on National Librarian's Day. Get prepared.

Giving our first dramatic reading of a random paragraph! It was. . .meh. . . Celebrating National Librarian’s Day, and I confess I’m an introvert. No news there.

April 15, 2021

A Hidden Tunnel, Laundered Money, and A Pock A Pee

An Illinois couple discover a brick-lined tunnel beneath their historic house. Celebrate National Laundry Day by washing your tax money. Get wild with your prose by the flagrant use of apocape. Episode art by Benmar Schmidhu...

April 14, 2021

National Gardening Day, Gray Hair, and the Tools on my To-Buy List

Do you have a home garden? How about gray hair? I have one but not the other. Guess which one. Episode art credit to Dennis Schrader https://unsplash.com/photos/JZzFLQqWp7s?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content...

April 13, 2021

An Original Haiku and Beating Dead Horses

On yesterday’s show, I promised to *try* to create an original haiku. I did it!! I think I’ll do more (stay tuned). A listener asked me to research the meaning and origin of the phrase “beating a dead horse.” So I did. Not ...

April 12, 2021

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day and the Japanese Art Form of Haiku

What cheese do you want on your grilled cheese sandwich? Maybe you should write a Haiku about that.

April 11, 2021

Introducing Best of Craigslist, and Crapshoot! Better than frisbee golf or badminton!

I found a new game touted on Best of Craigslist. Not sure I'm ready to compete ( https://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sac/7052566619.html )

April 10, 2021

Hug Your Dog and Jump From Tall Buildings

It's National HUG YOUR DOG Day ! And yesterday's featured picture on Wikipedia is of a BASE jumper. Those guys are nuts. Episode art By Kontizas Dimitrios - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?cu...

April 09, 2021

Get over yourself and Just Ask.

Don't let your natural inhibitions hold you back from asking others for what you want or need. Just ask nicely. And accept that they could turn you down.