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Deceiving the Gods by Ellen Bass | Tuesday, November 03, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

November 3rd, 2015

Episode 388 of 749 episodes

The old Jews rarely admitted good fortune. And if they did, they’d quickly add kinahora— let the evil eye not hear. What dummkopf would think the spirits were on our side? But even in a tropical paradise laden with sugarcane and coconut, something like the shtetl’s wariness exists. In Hawaii, I’m told, a fisherman never... Read more »

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