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The Writer’s Almanac for April 15, 2015

April 15th, 2015

Episode 179 of 748 episodes

I was feeling pretty religious standing on the bridge in my winter coat looking down at the gray water: the sharp little waves dusted with snow, fish in their tin armor. That’s what I like about disappointment: the way it slows you down, when the querulous insistent chatter of desire goes dead calm and the... Read more »