This Week's Joke

What song do fish sing to each other? "Salmon-chanted Evening."

This joke was submitted by Teri Cooper from Fort Myers, FL. Thanks!

Romance With a Midwesterner

Dear Mr. Keillor:

I have recently met a very nice engineer from the Midwest. We discussed cows on our first date. I have tested him to see if he would make me eat lutefisk. He says he hates it. He is Methodist and he sings loudly in church. I am a Unitarian from Cambridge, MA and I suspect that he would not approve of felt banners, so beloved of Unitarians. He bought me a heart-shaped box of Valentine chocolates and talked of the prairie. Do you think there is hope for us? He is very nice but I am worried that there will not be stores to buy whole grains, or peace dances in the Midwest. Please tell me if you think there is hope for us.

P.S. He is an engineer and I can’t even pump my own gas.

Thank you.

Ruth from Cambridge, MA Read more

One Thing at a Time

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. Had just pulled in from one of five college trips this week, the first, and it was iced tea and the show with all the windows open, just for a while. So much is happening this spring I’m finding a moment here and there of nothing, complete with beverage and music and perhaps some rhubarb pie, is just the thing. Read more


This current mighty expedition began five weeks ago with a Caribbean ocean cruise. It started when we moved the stage gear from its lounging place in the trailer lot to a sound production company in South St. Paul, where five sturdy young men and a medium dog repacked it into smaller road cases, more neatly fitting to the petite passageways of a giant liner. Read more