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Student by Ted Kooser | Thursday, October 08, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

October 8th, 2015

Episode 362 of 787 episodes

The green shell of his backpack makes him lean into wave after wave of responsibility, and he swings his stiff arms and cupped hands, paddling ahead. He has extended his neck to its full length, and his chin, hard as a beak, breaks the surf. He’s got his baseball cap on backward as up he... Read more »

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