The release of this year’s mindset list from Beloit College — described as “a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall” — reminds my of my youngest stepdaughter who is one of those freshmen (at UW Milwaukee).
Last summer, while we were shopping at the St. Vincent DePaul thrift store on Madison’s west side, I came across a 1970’s era tie from the “Johnny Carson” collection. I showed the label to Tessa and, no surprise, she asked “who’s Johnny Carson.?” I felt old. And I bought the tie, which I’m wearing as I type this.