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The Writer’s Almanac for February 12, 2015

February 12th, 2015

Episode 114 of 748 episodes

There’s a tractor in the doorway of a church in Red Wing, Nebraska, in a coat of mud and straw that drags the floor. A broken plow sprawls beggarlike behind it on some planks that make a sort of roadway up the steps. The steeple’s gone. A black tar-paper scar that lightning might have made... Read more »