‘Generational amnesia’ helps us forget a past we would do well to remember

The Keewatin Cemetery is a largely abandoned section of land near the Highway 169 freeway. The town buried flu epidemic victims there 100 years ago. (PHOTO: Kelly Larson, via FindAGrave)

My latest for the Minnesota Reformer is out today:

The piece, entitled “These Old Timers Have Nostalgia All Wrong,” takes you on another of my journeys between past, present and future. This one explores what we forget. Our boundless ability to shed the past causes us to fear the future far more than we should.

Don’t you know, we find the demons in our yesterdays, not our tomorrows.

I hope you enjoy the column.

Meantime, as always, read and support the Minnesota Reformer, independent journalism and commentary for the Great State of Minnesota.


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