Finding a Place That Feels Right

Dear Mr. Keillor, I am hoping you will respond and that it will put my soul at ease. I have been in school/training for 15 years since graduating from high school and since finishing my studies over a year ago, I have moved twice in the hopes that I will find the place where I belong. Now I am ... Read More

Getting Old

Garrison: My mother retired five years ago and is living the free-form retirement lifestyle and recently, when she turned 64, I asked her how it felt and she said, "It's old." I said, "Well, no, not really," and she said, "No, it's old." ... Read More

Amazon’s Effect

To the Host: How do you feel about's effect on books and bookselling? I am biased, being a book fiend and librarian. Is any good coming from the company having such a huge effect on books and bookselling? ... Read More

Sibling Envy

Hello Mr. Keillor, I'm in my mid twenties and I have an older brother who is very handsome and, through hard work and luck, very wealthy. While I work in a career I find enjoyable, I will never get rich at it. Nor do I possess such good looks as he. Lately, I find it so hard to spend time around ... Read More

Coffee Shop

To the host: I need to name the new coffeeshop at the Lutheran School of Theology (without getting fired). Help? Ben Chicago -- Scriptural Grounds. Or-- Caffeinated by Grace. Or maybe-- He Brews. ... Read More


Dear Mr. Keillor: Merriam-Webster's 2014 Collegiate Dictionary will include the word "Yooper" for the first time. As a long time resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula who has benefited from a liberal arts education heavily steeped in the humanities, I'm personally pleased that our shared moniker ... Read More


Great show on March 29! You sang a song called "Argonne" and I wonder if you wrote it? Nancy G. Ashland, OR -- Yes, I wrote it, to an old tune "Lowlands" so instead of "Lowlands, lowlands, away my boys" I sang "All gone, all gone away, my boys, all gone away." I wrote it after seeing the picture in ... Read More

The Empire Builder

Dear Mr. Keillor, I very much enjoyed your "There's No Place Like Home" essay in the February issue of the National Geographic. I do have a question. Twice in the article, you make reference to the Empire Builder (passenger train) suggesting that your father was a mail clerk on that train. ... Read More

The World Theater

Memories of the early years of Prairie Home include "coming to you live from the World Theater in downtown St. Paul..." Before and shortly after the renovation of that beautiful venue, it seemed like a match made in heaven, what ever happened to that relationship? Rich Allen West Hartford, CT -- The ... Read More