Monday, February 10, 2014

There’s No Place Like Home

Garrison Keillor has a wonderful piece in the February NatGeo about the history of place he experiences in the Twin Cities. Having spent most of his life there, Keillor's paints his history onto the city's streets. It's rich and full of Midwestern pride.
There’s No Place Like Home

When a man lives in one place for most of his life, he doesn’t need GPS. He is guided by memories of boyhood bike rides, the ever present Mississippi, and the undeniable power of rhubarb.

As someone who has spent most of his life in the greater Ypsi-Arbor Area, I feel like you could just replace Mississippi with Huron and that quote could be about me. It really is a wonderful piece from America's Nostalgia Laureate.