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Suddendly It's Clear Why I Want to Be Old by Garrison Keillor (September 29, 2022)

The air is golden, smelling of wine and apples and woodsmoke. It takes me back…


October is Coming, Prepare to Be Bold by Garrison Keillor (September 23, 2022)

October is a month that encourages courage. The languors of summer are finally dispersed and the chill of reality in the air tells you to get to business…


What if It Does and They Don't? by Garrison Keillor (September 15, 2022)

Thoughts of rising sea levels, politics, and an ode to the pig whose mitral valve saved my life…


Is There Life After Work? by Leona Bergstrom (September 3, 2022)

Labor Day reflections…


Into the Tunnel, Thinking in the Dark by Garrison Keillor (September 2, 2022)

The technician said through a speaker, “How are you doing? Not much longer.” Actually, I wished it could be longer…


Life Comes in Focus as the Day Approaches by Garrison Keillor (August 26, 2022)

Open-heart surgery didn’t exist when I was a kid; . . . the fact that they imagine a guy of eighty deserves a battery jump is very inspiring…


Forget About Songwriting: Try Fiction by Garrison Keillor (August 19, 2022)

My ambition had been to write limericks, but thank goodness I gave that up. There’s no money in it, just misery.…


Drama is Life Trying to Get Our Attention by Garrison Keillor (August 12, 2022)

Carrying anger in your heart is misery in a bottle. . . thoughts on life as an old man prepares for open heart surgery…


A Big Event and Then a Major Accouncement by Garrison Keillor (August 4, 2022)

I feel I should go to Iowa this week and meet the donor of the heart valve I'm about to get and express my gratitude…


Listen to the Lonesome Whistle Blow, etc. by Garrison Keillor (July 29, 2022)

I am in the process of packing up and leaving Minnesota where I’ve lived for most of eighty years, because…


The Author Disembarks Almost by Garrison Keillor (July 22, 2022)

Thoughts of summer—and life—triggered by a New York subway mishap…


It's Summertime! by Leona Bergstrom (July 22, 2022)

It's fun to remember summers past, but there's still much to look forward to now…


Good Isn't Good Enough, Seek Perfection by Garrison Keillor (July 8, 2022)

I’m in Minnesota where the other day I ate a radish that had a real bite to it, not the tepid politically correct radishes I’ve become accustomed to…


More Than One Million Americans Report Ukrainian Ancestry by US Census Bureau Staff (July 8, 2022)

Nation's population of Ukrainian ancestry grew fastest after dissolution of Soviet Union…


United States of Diversity by Michael Barnone / Washington Examiner (July 4, 2022)

The Founders and Dobbs…


Celebrating Our Day of Independence as a Wonderfully Diverse People by Robert L. Santos / Direcotr of US Census Bureau (July 2, 2022)

Reflections on the expanding embrace of 'We the People'


Here're Your Orders: Make Something Beautiful by Garrison Keillor (June 30, 2022)

Don’t be disheartened. Deal with the problem.. . . Exercise your gifts. Create beautiful things…


A Weekend in the Wilds of Connecticut by Garrison Keillor (June 24, 2022)

I have seen some of the future lately and I must admit it’s very appealing to me…


Blessed Are the Meek for They Shall Inheirit a Shirt by Garrison Keillor (June 17, 2022)

I sat down in a café and enjoyed a croissant. The waiter offered to refill my coffee cup. This is the sort of kindness an old dog takes sustenance from…


The Meaning of Life as it Dawned on Me the Other Night by Garrison Keillor (June 10, 2022)

. . . nonetheless we are independent individuals and we can discern what is true, what is noble and right, what is lovely and admirable and to think on these things…