The News from Lake Wobegon for June 2, 2012
It’s been beautiful. It’s been dry. It’s been in the 70s, a little breeze coming in, very low humidity.
The class of 1962 returns for a reunion, the class of 2012 plans their senior prank, the story of an epic food fight, a tent caterpillar infestation hits Lake Wobegon, and Corrine Tollerud discusses Kierkegaard and Christianity with Pastor Liz.
Existentialism is a powerful thing when you are 18 years old. It gives you the feeling that you… understand the world but you just can’t explain it to other people.
She had that feeling thinking of what she had written in her paper on Kierkegaard. We can only live life forwards, but we understand it backwards. We cannot endure and yet we must endure. We can only be what we are but whether we are or not we will live to regret it.
Garrison Keillor’s ‘News From Lake Wobegon’.
The News from Lake Wobegon for May 12, 2012
It’s been spring and the grass is lush and green and the flowers are up. It’s just gorgeous. It’s that time of year in Minnesota when it’s too warm to snow again and not quite warm enough to go swimming.
Corrine Tollerud returns from college having discovered Kierkegaard, Mr. Holmberg avoids a public speaking sentence, and Father Wilmer receives an unusual bequest.