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Facing North by Dan Gerber | Thursday, September 22, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

September 22nd, 2016

Episode 717 of 783 episodes

Ninety billion galaxies in this one tiny universe— a billion seconds make thirty-two years. No matter how many ways we conceive it, this generous wedge called Ursa Major more than fills my sight. But now, as I turn to put out the lights and give my dog her bedtime cookie, my eyes become the handle... Read more »

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