Garrison Keillor and Friends

Garrison Keillor
This newsletter will include observational humor, gratitude, small doses of advice, memories of heroic persons I knew up close, reminiscence about ordinary life back before Twitter and thoughts about American life and other pleasures.
Created 20 Feb 2021
  • Post to the Host
    04 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    I take issue with your evaluation that to be spared from depression is a matter of luck. The whole theory of luck is dubious to me anyway. Can one make oneself lucky? Why is it bestowed on some and no...
  • The News from October 4, 1980
    03 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 1
    Oct 4, 1980 This was the day there was no water in Lake Wobegon. Earlier in the week, the high school students got the city onboard with a water conservation project, convincing the residents to fix t...
  • BR: 3 Poems & a special video
    02 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 0
    FREQUENT FLYER You are booked on a no-frills airline, And the flight is an hour late. It’s a nonrefundable ticket, And you dare not leave the gate. The clerks are rude during boarding And your seat i...
  • On Tuesday it all came down at once
    01 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 30 16
    The world is turning wondrous again, maples and ash and goldenrod turning golden Van Gogh colors and I got into a weepy mood on Tuesday, which is unusual for me, a man with dry eyes, but I was overwhe...
  • GK: Last night I went to sleep by my girl
    29 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 13 4
    My friend Lynn, a personal trainer, has given me a list of twelve useful exercises to strengthen the core muscles and improve the sense of balance and I’ve been thinking about doing them, meanwhile I’...
  • Post to the Host
    27 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 15 3
    Apropos of your comment about being suspicious of Twain: I once had a section in my library I called “narrative humor,” which contained every work written by you, Mark Twain, Robert Benchley, Groucho ...
  • BR: The NEWS from Sept 27, 1980
    26 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 15 2
    9/27/21 It’s time to change out our screen windows for storm windows. Meanwhile, the Olsons have painted their house quite a startling shade of blue, and the host reflects on the social dangers of cha...
  • The Back Room: Frankie and Johnny
    25 Sep 2021 8 4
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  • Read the news, then count your blessings
    24 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 24 14
    Democracy is almost all the entertainment a person can stand, no need to go to the opera or comedy clubs, and now the thought that a senator from West Virginia, which is to clean energy what Californi...
  • GK: The story of my life: revised version
    22 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 16 7
    I’ve bought many copies of Mary Oliver’s poems, Devotions, and on Friday I gave away the last so now I’m ordering more. I gave it to a friend whose description of brushing his dogs’ teeth reminded me ...
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