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A Prairie Home Companion Announces Chris Thile as New Host

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Here on this summer night in the grass and the lilac smell Drunk on the crickets and the starry sky Oh what fine stories we could tell with this moonlight to live them by. Garrison Keillor A Love Poem It’s Saturday morning and the Knoxville heat is sweltering. But, neither my future wife nor I are aware of the thick humidity or blazing sun as we drift around each other in our cramped kitchen. The smell of turkey bacon and eggs is wafting through the apartment, half-completed undergraduate assignments are littered in totally illogical places, and we’re laughing at our young orange tabby cat who is vaulting in and out of a cardboard box like a feline Olympian. In the…

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Haul-a-Day 15: A Not-Too-Woebegone Christmas

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Snow is falling all across the Midwest as James Sparrow, a country- bumpkin-turned-energy-drink-tycoon, and his wife awaken in their sky- rise apartment overlooking Chicago. Even down with the stomach bug, Mrs. Sparrow yearns to see The Nutcracker while James yearns only to escape-the faux-cheer, the bitter cold, the whole Christmas season. An urgent phone call from his hometown of Looseleaf, North Dakota, sends James into the midst of his lunatic relatives and a historic blizzard. As he hunkers weather the storm, the electricity goes out and James is visited by a parade of figures who deliver him an epiphany worthy of the season, just in time to receive Mrs. Sparrow’s wonderful Christmas gift. Garrison Keillor’s holiday farce is the perfect gift for…

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