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The Writer’s Almanac for December 5, 2014

December 5th, 2014

Episode 41 of 747 episodes

At night I awaken and listen to the house creak, its boards sharpening in the cold. Days we stay inside, looking out the window, and wonder at a world so deep into temperature. A nuthatch tweaks thistle seed from a feeder suction-cupped to the pane. In moments like this spent close to glass, how understandable... Read more »