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Equinox by Barbara Crooker | Friday, October 16, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

October 16th, 2015

Episode 370 of 780 episodes

Another October. The maples have done their slick trick of turning yellow almost overnight; summer’s hazy skies are cobalt blue. My friend has come in from the West, where it’s been a year of no mercy: chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, more chemotherapy, and her hair came out in fistfuls, twice. Bald as a pumpkin. And... Read more »

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