Garrison Keillor's weekly newspaper column.
Hanging Out With the College Crowd
A fine rainy day in Minnesota, and of course we should be discussing regulation of banking and the credit-default-swap market, but something in me wants to walk under a big black umbrella to the cafe for a skinny latte and eavesdrop on the college crowd, who, despite the lousy job market, seem as ebullient as ever. I live near an art school where you can learn conceptual sculpture and also near a community college where you can major in auto body repair, so the cafe draws all types. School's out in a few days and the cool winds of freedom are blowing. Just the other day I heard a cool young man talk about maybe heading out to ... (click here to read the rest)