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The Writer’s Almanac for December 31, 2014

December 31st, 2014

Episode 71 of 746 episodes

Nothing on two legs weighs much, or can. An elephant, a donkey, even a cookstove— those legs, a person could stand on. Two legs pitch you forward. Two legs tire. They look for another two legs to be with, to move one set forward to music while letting the other move back. They want to... Read more »