One of the last remaining munchkins has died. MPR’s Tom Weber profiled Mickey Carroll back in 2007, back when he worked somewhere else. And you were there, and you were there, and you, too. It seemed so real.
What happens to the American Dream in the middle of the darkest recession in generations? Nothing, a new poll shows, but people define it differently now. “Now, fewer people are pegging their dream to material success and more are pegging it to abstract values,” it says. What’s so bad about that? Have you defined your dream differently?
Let’s see. Fishing? Check. Mothers? Check. Star Trek? Check. What else is there to do this weekend? How about Art-a-Whirl, opening this afternoon at 6 in northeast Minneapolis. And after you finish, you don’t stagger away and throw up in the bushes. But as long as we’re on the subject….
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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