Garrison Keillor


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in Anoka, Minnesota, The United States
August 07, 1942

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Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show "A Prairie Home Companion".

Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, the son of Grace Ruth (née Denham) and John Philip Keillor, who was a carpenter and postal worker. His father had English ancestry, partly by way of Canada (Keillor's paternal grandfather was from Kingston, Ontario). His maternal grandparents were Scottish immigrants, from Glasgow. The family belonged to the Plymouth Brethren, a fundamentalist Christian denomination Keillor has since left. He is six feet, three inches (1.9 m) tall. Keillor is a
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The News from Manhattan: Friday, July 10, 2020

I intend, in old age, to be free
To take pleasure where it may be
And not to complain
About snow or rain
Or neighbors or bosses
Or real estate losses.
A former satirist,
But now what matterest
Is this sweet July
Which we shall try
To live with esprit, you and me.



And so we march forward into July 10, a sedentary writer trying to get limber again with daily walks alongside my agile wife. We walk into Central Read more of this blog post »
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