Las Vegas, NV
May 20, 2020
Garrison Keillor hits Las Vegas with a new solo show!
April 18, 2020
Garrison Keillor comes to the Rochester Civic Theatre for a night of stories, songs, poetry, and humor. Tickets $50 and up
February 19, 2020
Garrison Keillor with Heather Masse at the Dakota. Night 2 of 2. Tickets $30+
February 18, 2020
Garrison Keillor with Heather Masse at the Dakota. Night 1 of 2. Tickets $30+
I’m taking hydroxychloroquine
Which makes me attractive and thin,
It’s good for the skin,
The jawline and chin,
And sometimes I chase it with gin.
And when I win
I’ll stand up and grin
And the good life will start to begin.
Sunny yesterday and pizza for supper and afterward I took a pitcher of water out to the terrace to water some plants and Maia snuck up behind me with a glass of water and I turned and we pitched water at each other, convulsions of laughter — her laughter, not mine, I don’t laugh, as you well know. I was brought up Calvinist and still am.
Then had a nice long conversation with a friend in Connecticut who is enjoying gardening, thrilled with it, and solitude. His line of work, show business, is shut down for the foreseeable future and he’s intrigued by the idea of doing a stage show at a drive-in theater, but is in love with plants and fighting off the deer and the groundhog who are watching the crops.
My first reader sent a long detailed report on my Wobegon novel, which actually is a novella trying to add weight, and it’s the sort of editorial report I wish I’d gotten on my previous books in their adolescence, very specific, more of this, less of that, cut here, move A to B. Something about my Calvinist demeanor makes people think I know what I’m doing, but every writer needs an editor. Just as every incompetent man needs a capable partner, someone who can read a printer manual and figure out how to make it do somersaults. When you are falling in love with your lover, you should be thinking about mechanical aptitude and electronics and plumbing. My wife corrects my grammatical mistakes which I make deliberately so I know she’s listening.
And now it’s time for Morning Prayer, and then a day of writing. Is it okay to petition God to make me funny or would people laugh? Have a fine day.