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2022-11-30: According to Spotify’s year in review the top two artists I listened to this year were …

2022-11-28: When 2-day shipping turns into 8-day shipping I’m discovering Amazon’s Prime delivery promise is not longer valid at my address. …

2022-11-28: Rising costs are making it hard for indie musicians to take their shows on the road.

2022-11-26: Why brussel sprouts taste better (they’re still not good). Every song with more than 1 billion …

2022-11-24: Happy Thanksgiving from Tybee Island. Let’s be careful out there.

2022-11-22: The average home size in every U.S. state. There are some suprises here.

2022-11-22: Is this really the only portrait of William Shakespeare made in his lifetime? The figure portrayed …

2022-11-22: In the future you will live on Mars and arrive with your dogs for an alfresco Thanksgiving dinner …

2022-11-21: How to run your own Mastodon server.

2022-11-21: A high level explanation of the FTX debacle: Imagine that I own a house and I create a million …

2022-11-18: At the top of the list of most regretted college majors: Journalism. I don’t regret my …

2022-11-14: Truths your mother didn’t tell you: If you have a cupcake for breakfast you can call it a …

2022-10-26: One of these photos of a Poodle at the beach was generated by artificial intelligence. The other is …

2022-10-24: A few links to share Envy, the Happiness Killer: “As the essayist Joseph Epstein has written, ‘Of the seven …

2022-10-21: Gulf State Park journal We spent a long weekend RV camping at Alabama’s Gulf State Park nestled between Gulf Shores …

2022-10-17: K.Flay at The Basement East in Nashville. February 12, 2022.

2022-10-16: In early September singer K.Flay announced on social media she has a rare medical condition that …

2022-10-13: I have two jobs now and I’m trying to decide which is my side hustle. I can make a good case for …

2022-10-12: American Gothicdoodle. (DALL-E 2)

2022-10-10: William Shatner on the sadness he felt after traveling to space I had thought that going into space would be the ultimate catharsis of that connection I had been …

2022-10-07: Ginger Old Fashioned for Fall As we get some cooler fall weather it’s time for cocktails with a little spiceness. But …

2022-10-06: Sir Primp-a-Lot. (DALL-E 2)

2022-10-06: I set up DNS today so this blog officially lives at https://dailymiscellany.com.

2022-10-05: Stay in the game: A story with a happy ending. At the darkest point, he almost called it. And there …

2022-10-04: A free prompt book for using DALL-E 2.

2022-10-03: Dogs at a music festival (Dall-E 2).

2022-09-30: Along with Spotify’s Release Radar playlist (which is based on artists you follow), listening …

2022-09-29: I was at a cocktail bar tonight and had fond memories of an old coworker who used to go weekly with …

2022-09-28: I’ve managed online news coverage of hurricanes while working with newspapers in two states …

2022-09-27: Finished reading: Fairy Tale by Stephen King. This is a bit of a concept novel. What would happen if …

2022-09-26: A few festival notes Some thoughts about this past weekend’s Pilgrimage Music Festival in Franklin, Tennessee: I …

2022-09-25: Jon Batiste is a remarkable artist I try to go to a lot of live music, especially festivals, and every once in a while a set comes …

2022-09-23: What you need for your music festival go bag If you’re heading to a music festival be prepared, but don’t over pack. You don’t …

2022-09-22: The once trendsetting social platform seems to have lost its luster, in large part due to …

2022-09-21: At Lowe Mill on Saturday.

2022-09-20: I have an idea for adult alternative Halloween. Tikiween. Everyone in the neighborhood sets up tiki …

2022-09-19: “Blog your heart,” writes Robin Rendle: Blog about something you’ve learned, blog about …

2022-09-17: A few links 11 Rules for Writing Good Poetry: One, read a lot of poetry. The Three Sides of Risk: …

2022-09-16: Gogol Bordello's 'Solidaritine' speaks to displaced people everywhere Ukrainian punk band Gogol Bordello released their new album Solidaritine today. The track “Forces of …

2022-09-15: On a tributary of the Tennessee, River.

2022-09-14: You just write something, she said, it doesn’t matter what. My job here is done.

2022-09-13: Music festival season isn’t over yet. Maybe you don’t want to go to a mega festival like …

2022-09-12: How to back up email accounts.

2022-09-12: “Bill [Withers'] studio albums were great. I’ll even go to bat for the late ones that no …

2022-09-11: “There is something profoundly haunting about a master artist’s last painting left unfinished …

2022-09-10: Animation: The Most Popular Websites by Web Traffic (1993 to 2022)

2022-09-10: Turn a Post-it note into a butterfly origami. Here is mine:

2022-09-09: The Queen: 1926-2022

2022-09-08: ”If you digest the heck out of the book, you still can’t say anything in casual conversation except …

2022-09-07: Love for sale at a store in the NuLu neighborhood of Louisville.

2022-09-02: Set around the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and Russian invasion of Crimea, I Will Die in a Foreign …

2022-09-01: Nine common thinking biases and how to overcome them.

2022-08-31: From How to Travel Like Anthony Bourdain: “In my carry-on, I’ll have a notebook, yellow legal …

2022-08-30: “Aristotle … defines our ultimate goal, the very purpose of being alive, the thing …

2022-08-29: Two from the weekend New York Times The Office’s Last Stand: It’s either the end of the era of flexibility around where work takes place …

2022-08-28: The head of design at a newspaper where I once worked always said there are many right ways to do …

2022-08-27: “The most dificult thing in the world is to listen, to see. We don’t want to see. Do you think …

2022-08-26: Wedding shower sunflower.

2022-08-26: If you’re looking for a little fitness motivation, check out Darebee, a collection of workouts that …

2022-08-26: Watch insects take to the air in video recorded at 6,000 frames per second and then slowed down to …