Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor is an author and radio humorist whose Post columns began in 2016, after he left his radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion". The column, he says, aims to be “funny, cheerful, firmly set in the present, written in American.” He writes, “I was brought up evangelical and then became a snooty English major and an arrogant progressive and built so much of my life on various biases and then I did a radio show that was loved by many people I didn’t approve of. This is a true liberal education.” He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Latest from Garrison Keillor

Al Franken should resign? That’s absurd.

Take things in context.

November 28, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving. Be happy.

Something about turkey says, “Thank you, Lord, for your abundant mercy, undeserved though it be.”

November 20, 2017

A trip to New York and a dead iPhone

I spent a whole day with no cellphone and it gave me the feeling of being in a foreign country, out of touch, friendless.

November 14, 2017

I’m a conservative

What is inherited — family, community, culture, language — is more crucial than what is acquired — tattoos, an Armani suit, a cat who loves you.

November 7, 2017

A man walks into a bar in Oregon

I heard about the patience of the Japanese linguist and the joyful spirit of the Holocaust survivor. These are the stories that matter.

October 24, 2017

The old obit man looks around

I tell myself to buckle down. Pay attention. Do your job. Don’t kill time.

October 17, 2017

Welcome to the abyss

Let the Swedes give the prize for urban planning. Find someone who knows comedy for the literature prize.

October 10, 2017

God has sent us a judge. Hallelujah.

Roy Moore’ s triumph is a ray of sunshine for those of us who’d like to restore stoning to our legal system.

September 27, 2017

The gentle people shall prevail

The answer to hurricanes and racism is the same: Kindness.

September 26, 2017

Of thee they sing with feeling

Patriotic songs pull people together no matter their politics.

September 19, 2017