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No Map by Stephen Dobyns | Thursday, October 01, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

October 1st, 2015

Episode 355 of 787 episodes

How close the clouds press this October first and the rain—a gray scarf across the sky. In separate hospitals my father and a dear friend lie waiting for their respective operations, hours on a table as surgeons crack their chests. They were so brave when I talked to them last as they spoke of the... Read more »

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