Shoulda Been Me

Published 2007-01-31

I, for example, am good at washing dishes. I used to do it professionally and it’s still satisfying. You clear away the wreckage and run a sink full of soapy water and make everything sparkly clean again, and you look around the kitchen and get a feeling that money can’t buy. Keep your nose clean and make yourself useful. That's my advice.

Garrison Keillor

I could have written this. I should have written this. In a better world, that’s me on the radio dispensing Prairie Zen and reading from my favorite books and telling stories about midwesterners. That’s also me starring in an Altman movie about myself.

I, however, would have the good sense not to sing, and my stories would occasionally involve cyborgs.