This Week's Joke

What's the difference between a chicken and a turkey? A chicken celebrates Thanksgiving.

This joke was submitted by Thaddeus Bryk from Ft. Wayne, IN. Thanks!

Life in New York City

Mr. Keillor,

I recently moved from northern Minnesota to New York City. I love this city; the whole world is here to explore and enjoy. But, I am sad to see how hard life can be for the homeless people and the abandoned animals. How do you cope with this aspect of  New York City?

Jean Marie Modl
New York Read more

The Person You Decide To Be

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. Got me up and movin’, with the old-time and bluegrass music of Craver, Hicks, Watson, and Mr. Joe Newberry. Wish I had more time for dancin’, for sure. It’s been a busy week with the kids home from school, a dryer that up and died, much shopping and cooking to get done, and the full moon on top of it all to keep me wandering at night. Things are calmer now, with a fridge full of leftovers, a new dryer on its way, and a day or two to do what I wish before another week of things to be done. Read more

Lake Superior

Duluth sits directly on the nose of the world’s largest freshwater wolf head, the big skull covering an area greater than the five states of Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The drinking water is a quarter-mile deep and is ten percent of the world’s supply,  and there is enough in there to flood North America and South America both to a depth of 12 inches. (!) And it’s a very young ten thousand years old. And it’s oligotrophic. Meaning it has low levels of nutrients. Meaning it’s really clear water, y’all. Read more