Yesterday word came in that the beloved host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, suffered a minor stroke.
Coming from someone who has known a few people that have suffered, pretty devastating strokes, I would like to extend my best wishes to him. Strokes are scary, scary things.
It has been said about Keillor's state, however, that he is "moving around, speaking sensibly, working at a laptop, and it's expected he'll be released on Friday." which is AMAZING, so I hope everything else goes okay.
A Prairie Home Companion, as an occasional listener of NPR, I can admit I don't hear as much as I should. I used to listen to it a lot when I was a kid, because it would be on when my dad would take us fishing. so I don't have the best associations with it. However, I really admire his humor. His books are delightful.
He spoke at Chautauqua over the summer. get better, Garrison!
- THE USELESS CRITIC AT LARGE