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The Splits by Connie Wanek | Saturday, August 27, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 27th, 2016

Episode 691 of 785 episodes

The world of my youth was divided into girls who could and girls who couldn’t slide casually to the floor, one leg aft and one fore, while their faces retained a sprightly cheer. All summer, all year they stretched the critical tendons, descending in increments the way the willful enter a frigid lake, their arms... Read more »

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