Got nothing on today's highlighted writer.
The estimable Prairie Home Companion host has written/spoken lots of funny personal essays. I'm reminded today of one in particular, a hymn of sorts to Ball Jars (I can't find a link to the audio or text of it, but it can be found on his audio release, "Mother, Father, Uncle, Aunt" and is worth the price all by itself.
The reason I was reminded of this Keillor classic can be found on Julie Neidlinger's Lone Prairie Blog. She has written what must be the funniest essay about zucchini ever. Don't believe me? You will.