CHAPTER 6A Willingness to Venture

“In my last two years at Carleton I had a hell of a good time, but there wasn’t much intellectual enjoyment in it. I simply was not designed to be taught in schools, and I have often said that I am glad that I received what passes for a respectable education before all of this was taken so seriously.”1


Drive through the rural Minnesota prairie where Route 19 meets Route 3, about forty-five miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and you will enter Northfield. A sign at the city limits welcomes visitors to a place of “Cows, Colleges, and Contentment.” The cows can be seen just outside of town, where they presumably munch their way inside city limits when no one is looking. The colleges include ...

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