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WWJE: Who Would Jesus Elect? by James N. Watkins (April 5, 2024)

Jesus’ five criteria for his followers—applicable to candidates for office…


A Letter from Greenville S.C. by Garrison Keillor (April 4, 2024)

I am comfortable in the South. I'm okay with not talking politics with crazy people. Yes, in the rural areas, they display the Confederate flag, but Ive got junk in my closet too…


My Plan for Today and April and May by Garrison Keillor (March 21, 2024)

People love people who have good stories and there is no good story without trouble so get into trouble while you're still young and have time to climb out of the ditch…


Mr. Patrick is Not Happy by James N. Watkins (March 15, 2024)

I’m guessing that St. Patrick is not exactly happy with the celebration of his day.…


Mature Man Available for Speaking, Easy Terms by Garrison Keillor (March 14, 2024)

I am one of America's few remaining octogenarian stand-up comics, still able to stand for up to two hours, even three, and in the current comedy crop, I am a classicist…


It's Democracy, Folks, Learn to Love It! by Garrison Keillor (March 7, 2024)

Politics is not an orderly business like cosmetic dentistry or carpentry, it is more like pond hockey or maybe a conclave of sociopaths or an ostrich jubilee, and the messiness can drive you crazy…


Flaoting Down the Canyon Through the Rapids by Garrison Keillor (February 29, 2024)

I accept change, even some changes that pain me. In that respect, life is not unlike rafting through fhe Grand Canyon with calm pools between the boiling rapids…


Pull Up Your Socks, People, Let's Get Going! by Garrison Keillor (February 22, 2024)

The country needs something marvelous and fascinating to disperse the current gloom…


6 Myths About the History of Black People in America by Jessica Machado and Karen Turner / VOX (February 16, 2024)

Six historians weigh in on the biggest misconceptions about Black history, including the Tuskegee experiment and enslaved people’s finances…


Last Wedneday, Stuck in a Traffic Jam by Garrison Keillor (February 15, 2024)

New Yorkers have the ability to express despair and municipal pride in the same sentence. Joe Biden's visit created traffic jams, so I over-tipped the cabbie and hiked 12 blocks to my doctor who took my blood pressure and said it was excellent…


We Need Each Other, It's a Fact by Garrison Keillor (February 8, 2024)

We can get along without Wi-Fi and cellphones and streaming video, but we can't get along without each other. Come back to the zoo, Flaco. You're a celebrity, people want to look at you, accept your role in the world…


A Noble Idea That Hit Me Last Tuesday by Garrison Keillor (February 1, 2024)

I know that I need to get off my duff and man up and go out and walk lest I become a burden to my sweetheart and wind up in a rest home and use taxpayer's money to pay for me to lie around all day watching TV…


The Winter Blues Has Got Me Bad, Mama by Garrison Keillor (January 25, 2024)

And then I went South to get some warmth and while there I had a brilliant idea, my first in a long time…


Looking Forward to a Week of Uninformation by Garrison Keillor (January 18, 2024)

Fighting evil is noble but in my old age I've come to feel that cheerfulness, gratitude, comedy are the essence of life, and so I look forward to the imminent arrival of my English relatives who love this country so sweetly…


Five Ways to Do Good on MLK Day by Ryan Bergeron / CNN (January 13, 2024)

Reflecting on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. can lead to good deeds on MLK Day…


A Close Call and then the Creation by Garrison Keillor (January 11, 2024)

I know it's pitifully small-minded of me but I enjoy walking around with a $100 bill in my pocket. It's a token of good luck. A silver dollar used to be a token but luck has undergone inflation…


O What a Beautiful Evening by Garrison Keillor (January 5, 2024)

Hundreds of mature people in a state of delight and I felt that I, the tall somber man brought up to believe that dancing is sinful, was the most delirious person on the floor…


From the South Atlantic, Blessings! by Garrison Keillor (January 1, 2024)

The real education, however, is to discover how sweet Christmas is . . . standing at a ship's rail at night and looking up at Orion with your wife and daughter has more to do with Christmas than sleighs or chestnuts or even boughs of holly. Happy 2024!


Have a God-Directed New Year! by James N. Watkins (December 29, 2023)

Jim updates his annual list of posts for the New Year…


Once Again, the Star, the Shepherds by Garrison Keillor (December 25, 2023)

I do believe in the Christmas story, that God put his omnipotence on a shelf and became an infant child--it's in keeping with Christ telling his disciples, 'What you do for the least of these, ye do for me'…