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Hogs in Lake Wobegon
April 7, 2008 |
Post to the Host:
I've never heard you speak of motorcycle riders in Lake Wobegon. Do they not exist? A mid life crisis is a great time to pick up a new passion.
The tragedy of midlife motorcycle passion is only too clear to us here at Prairie Home, Tom, in the person of Russ Ringsak, an old friend. Once a highly skilled architect in a reputable firm with a letterhead, he was gainfully employed in a white shirt and tie, drawing up floor plans of senior citizen high rises and deciding where to put the wall outlets, and then he bought a bike and eventually a Harley and suddenly he was playing in a blues band and wearing leather and now he is a crotchety old libertarian and has been forced to take a job as PHC truckdriver and as a columnist on this website. I recommend having the midlife crisis around the age of 24, it makes it so much easier for all concerned.