Ron Moline writes:
The email responses you've gotten and your responses are as much fun as your show--out-loud guffaws, as I sit here waiting for a patient who didn't show (I'm a 60-year-old psychiatrist, and a Unitarian to boot).
I guess I won't hurt your feelings by saying I get a wee tired of Guy Noir, since the majority of your responders seem enthused. Add me to the list of folks who would enjoy a couple more, as you say, starting pitchers.
Have you ever thought about letting time actually start to creep in to Lake Wobegone? I've often thought that there would be a whole host of material to be gotten out of the modernization of the place. I mean, do they still have to drive to St. Cloud to buy a Japanese car? Or go to a mall--even a strip mall? Anyway, you're the expert, you must have thought about it and rejected the idea.
Count me as somebody who loves the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. And the more Scandinavian music the better. Needless to say, Unitarian jokes affect my nose (but I'm a former Lutheran too, so I can also double up with guilt jokes). It's too bad those interpretive dancers who founded Lake Wobegone didn't stick around; imagine a statue to the unknown Unitarian. But it's just like them--no roots. Today Lake Wobegone, next year San Diego. This Sunday, it's interpetive dance, next Sunday it's Navajo drumming. Seder next month.
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for the note. We do have a passage of time in Lake Wobegon, but it's slower than in other places. As for Guy Noir, I am going to try harder, that's all. GK
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