This Week's Joke

Why doesn't a seagull fly over the bay? 'Cause then it would be a bay-gull!

This joke was submitted by Vivian McMullin from Santa Clara, UT. 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

A Hush in the Air

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. Was pure quiet in the house, and I made some blueberry banana bread, and there was, for a while, only the show and the hum of the fridge, and me. Evenings seem all about quiet these past few days. There’s a hush in the air, full of a contentment that comes with the passing of winter and the appearance of grass. Read more


Some decades ago I was in a taxi with three co-workers on our way from the airport to a hotel in downtown Boston. We were there on an architectural tour through the generosity of our employer, a classy firm in the Twin Cities. The cab driver sensed our upscale party mood and offered up a joke: Read more