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As a huge fan of NPR, I must recommend attending this Saturday's broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" at 5:30 p.m. at the RiverCenter. Tickets are scarce, but there might be a few still lurking about if you hurry. Call 706-256-3512 and hold your statue of the patron saint of TicketMaster. Or, and I have no idea if they exist, find the no doubt dodgy ticket scalpers who hide just outside of the law's reach.

Tell Pastor Inqvist I sent you.

I was going to recommend paying State Rep. Carolyn Hugley a visit at the library for the last of three sessions where she explains what's up at the Gold Dome, but she's postponed the meeting because of the expected upcoming special session. Regardless, I'm still going to hit the library because I've been here a year and still don't have a library card. Hard to believe, since I'm such a devoted NPR listener, and we all love reading books about the latest left-wing ideologies.

This visit, though, I want to check out a book on chess. I've been playing for years, but have really slacked off recently and want to improve my game. There's nothing quite like a relaxing game of chess on a Sunday afternoon when there's nothing else to do.

Just watch out for who you play with. I hear some smart kids from Minnesota will be in town this weekend.