The Writer's Almanac for Thursday. - Garrison Keillor.
An essay by Garrison Keillor We make fun of Episcopalians for their blandness, their excessive calm, their fear of giving offense, their lack of speed and also for their secret fondness for macaroni and cheese. But nobody sings like them.
It’s the birthday of American mystery novelist Martin Cruz Smith (1942) (books by this author), best known for his blockbuster series of novels featuring Russian homicide detective Arkady Renko that began with the novel Gorky Park (1981). Smith was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, to a jazz musician and nightclub singer. He studied sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, but failed a.
A Porch Sofa Almanac is the first collection of Peter Smith’s essays for Minnesota Public Radio. The result is a hilarious, often wry, and always remarkable portrait of everyday life in the Land of 10,000 Lakes that will resonate with Minnesotans from the state’s biggest cities to its smallest towns.
The person who engages in self-pity is looking for sympathy from others, usually, for in that sympathy they hope to find their happiness, their pleasant feelings. They're depending on support and encouragement from others to make them feel better; unfortunately, such a dependence is very similar to a chemical dependence--the high soon wears off, and they need another fix.
These narrative essays present a new entryway into the Word for believers and nonbelievers alike. “Steve Shoemaker is a gifted preacher whose gift lies in narrative- telling the stories of the faith- which is the most powerful preaching of all.” Garrison Keillor.
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After listening to Keillor on the radio for many years, I figured it was time to read one of his books. Lake Wobegon Days is a great description of the author's fictitious hometown in Minnesota. Keillor did a great job of bringing me into the town--that I wish was my hometown, and watching the antics of the residents.