Sunday, July 10, 2011

Garrison Keillor mentions my whistleblowing efforts on "The Writer's Almanac"

I didn't come across this until today, from the June 1, 2011 Writer's Almanac, Garrison Keillor's popular poetry reading feature on public radio:

Minor correction. The first reported rescue involving the Heimlich maneuver did not take place in a restaurant, but at a campsite at Hood Canal, Washington (off Puget Sound), according to an article in the June 19, 1974 Seattle Post.

Back to the Writer's Almanac, do yourself a favor and don't miss Garrison Keillor reading Lunch Will Be Served by Eleanor Lerman, a cautionary message that begins:
Just when you think that you are
on the road to success and the
medications have calmed down
your wife, plus a big sale at
the foodstore means that you
can finally buy your cat a
decent meal - that's when
you get the news that it's time
to stare calamity in the face

And what a face: it comes
at you like a speeding pie