I am a Garrison Keillor fan. I find his essays funny, thought-provoking, and intriguing. Keillor is a master at finding a universal theme that draws readers in and connects them emotionally to the writing.
I came across an essay of his in the recent issue of Funny Times that made me lol (laugh out loud). He mixed twenty-somethings, newspapers and coffee shops, then added a touch of personal opinion about the Internet and the result was a fabulous piece of writing. I hope you will take some time to enjoy this essay.
21st Century Elements of Style
By Garrison Keillor
It seems to me, observing the young in coffee shops, that something is missing from their lives, the fine art of holding a newspaper. They sit staring at computer screens, sometimes with wires coming out of their ears, life passing them by as they drift through MySpace, that encyclopedia of the pathetic, and check out a video of a dog dancing the Macarena...