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The time I was in Time (almost)

Did I ever tell you about the closest I ever came to having my name in Time Magazine? Admittedly, not as big a deal now as it would have been in, say, 1939, but it was a little bitty milestone in my life as a semi-public, widely-unknown writer. I came across this the other day after having long forgotten about it. In April 2007, the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Museum was showing a beautifully assembled exhibit titled Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956-1966. It was overseen by my friend Colleen Sheehy, a museum administrator and curator with a specialty in rock ‘n’ roll-related exhibits. Colleen had also done the Herculean job of convening almost every notable Dylan critic, scholar, and

 

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