X Saves The World

Jeff Gordinier knows (I emailed him a few years ago, and champ wrote back) that his book gets me through days sort of like today. His book is How X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft But Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking

Onward with us, then! The punks, the hip hop heads and the misfits.

Our “small generation that fell between the cracks….Jammed in between the garish showboating of the baby boomers and the tabloid-trash stunts of the millennials, the discerning generation that gave us Yahoo and Nirvana [or, please, Native Tongues] has been quietly and inexorably changing the face of American culture….”  Just yesterday, in fact, I spent the afternoon at a most amazing urban cheese cave in progress where two Gen X affineurs/printmakers/green designers/ carpenters/ workforce developers are moving it all forward.