Garrison Keillor: End of an Era

People my age tend to become boringly opinionated.  Sadly, I became boringly opinionated at a much earlier age, but far less so than the nut cases now running for President.  I am anticipating a hilarious and entertaining summer and early fall as these two unscrupulous clowns vie for the Presidency. You can’t make this up.

One person of character who is not likely to be watching this slug-fest unfold is Garrison Keillor who called an end to his remarkable story-telling last week in Los Angeles. Garrison didn’t appeal to everyone, but his wry sense of humor and empathy for the common Midwestern man/woman makes him a giant humanist in a country which seems to be careening out of control. I will certainly miss Mr. Keillor entertain us with his nostalgic tales of the people and creatures that inhabit the Lake Wobegon community.

I have written several times about Garrison Keillor and do encourage you to watch Robert Altman’s tribute to Garrison in the appropriately named film “A Prairie Dog’s Companion.” Some may find it painfully hokey, but I still revel in its earthy humor.

Found below is a recent video clip from CBS which frames Garrison’s life as he disappears into the sunset: Good Lord! Another writer?


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