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The Writer’s Almanac for December 28, 2014

December 28th, 2014

Episode 68 of 748 episodes

We drop you at O’Hare with your young husband, two slim figures under paradoxical signs: United and Departures. The season’s perfect oxymoron. Dawn is a rumor, the wind bites, but there are things fathers still can do for daughters. Off you go looking tired and New Wave under the airport’s aquarium lights, with your Coleman... Read more »