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The Writer’s Almanac for February 17, 2015

February 17th, 2015

Episode 119 of 746 episodes

Winter. Time to eat fat and watch hockey. In the pewter mornings, the cat, a black fur sausage with yellow Houdini eyes, jumps up on the bed and tries to get onto my head. It’s his way of telling whether or not I’m dead. If I’m not, he wants to be scratched; if I am... Read more »