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Ain't You Happy
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A Prayer for Peace
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An Invitation to Dance
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Soaring Car Insurance Premiums
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The Voyage of Life
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The Gift of Helen Story
(September 14)

'Peace, Be Still'
(September 9)

Will AI Replace Authors?
(September 9)

Finding Integrity Over Despair
(September 8)

As I Keep Telling Myself . . .
(September 7)

Labor Day Reflections
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Hope in the Wake of Idalia
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Crossing the Flats, Looking for Mountans
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 31, 2023)

Kansas flew past me, long stretches of brush and wild grassland as we headed west under an overcast sky, the train rocking as we rolled, an occasional coulee, no crossroads for miles and miles…

Bob Barker, Come On Down!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 30, 2023)

Bob Barker, longtime host of The Price Is Right, dies at 99…

Whatever the Weather
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 26, 2023)

Al Roker’s weather map doesn’t tell the whole story…

Why Do Newly Approved Weight Loss Drugs Work?
by Gina Kolata / The New York Times (Aug 26, 2023)

We know where new weight loss drugs came from, but not why they work…

Sunday Morning, Back in the Fourth Pew
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 24, 2023)

I got up at 5 a.m. and hiked over to the South Rim and stood in the dark in the midst of strangers as the eastern sky lightened and it was like church except no singing and no handshakes…

A Lesson from the Banyan Tree
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 19, 2023)

The famous banyan tree in Lahaina, Maui still stands following the wildfires…

Top Ten Bible Verses Donald Trump (and Other Contenders) May Want to Read
by James N. Watkins (Aug 18, 2023)

What Jim said in 2016 is worth another look as the first debates for primary elections in 2024 will begin soon…

A Happy Summer Clears the Air
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 17, 2023)

I wish they'd ban my book Cheerfulness so that more people would read it. I wrote it because the America I know and love is upbeat, enterprising, amiable to a fault, partial to jokes, and the mood of fracture and trauma seems fictitious to me…

A Photgrpahic Memory with Spiritual Implications
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 12, 2023)

Thoughts evoked by a photo of Lincoln's Rock in Washington State…

Children Who Marry Their Parents
by James N. Watkins (Aug 11, 2023)

The psychology of courtship…

The Lucky Man Hits the Road, My Gosh
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 10, 2023)

I dread the prospect of retirement, which in so many cases leads to disintegration and dementia. I intend to go on performing until I reach the age of 98, beating my mother by one year…

Remember a Musical Legend
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Aug 5, 2023)

Tony Bennett was a multifaceted talent…

Truly Offensive Four-Letter Words
by James N. Watkins (Aug 4, 2023)

The classic movie 'A Christmas Story,' reminds us that there are even dirtier words…

Enough About Them, This is About Me
by Garrison Keillor (Aug 3, 2023)

I turn 81 in a few days and I intend to spend my remaining time looking at beautiful things, starting with my wife, and enjoying music and comedy and theater and the writing of writers who make me happy.…

Look Who's in the Hall of Fame
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jul 29, 2023)

My friend Michael Bussey has just been inducted in the YMCA Hall of Fame…

Strength Training for the Lungs
by Madeleine Howell / The Telegraph (Jul 29, 2023)

Why heavy breathing could be a shortcut to improving your health…

Is it Really Hotter Now than Any Time in 100,000 Years?
by Darrell Kauffman / The Conversation (Jul 28, 2023)

Recent heat waves underscore Earth’s new climate state while revealing a fascinating history…

The Art of Leaving Home
by Garrison Keillor (Jul 27, 2023)

The pleasure of moving is the excavation of the past. I open a box and here's a photo of my fifth-grade class, the eager neatly-combed-and-dressed boy with glasses is me. I am still that eager boy, heavier but anxious to do well…

An Invitation to a Homecoming
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jul 26, 2023)

Greg reflects on his connection with Bill and Gloria Gaither and their music…

Ports of Call on an Unforgettable Journey
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Jul 22, 2023)

A miniature suitcase that adorned my bookshelf during the pandemic caps off memories of an incredible decade…

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Will AI Replace Real Live Authors and Artisits?
by James N. Watkins (Sep 9, 2023)

Jim puts AI to the test and for now feels confident in his place as a writer and humorist…

Finding Integrity Over Despair in a New Stage of Life
by Richard Bergstrom (Sep 8, 2023)

Are you becoming bitter or better as you age?

As I Keep Telling Myself, Life is Good
by Garrison Keillor (Sep 7, 2023)

It dawns on you, watching this, that what makes a society a civilized society is the existence of rescuers who will put themselves at risk in service to others…

The Voyage of Life
by Leona Bergstrom (Sep 15, 2023)

Encountering the nineteenth-century paintings by Thomas Cole…

'Peace, Be Still'
by Greg Asimakoupoulos (Sep 9, 2023)

A poignant photo of a solitary sailboat on Puget Sound…

The Gift of Helen Story, Remembered
by Garrison Keillor (Sep 14, 2023)

Somehow the ridiculous missteps of my life lead to this day in September, the back-to-school month, and in my heart I am still walking into the old high school, anxious to do well in Lyle Bradley's biology and Helen Story's English class…

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