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The Writer’s Almanac for February 9, 2015

February 9th, 2015

Episode 111 of 747 episodes

Contrails scrawl the sky under which sawhorse-and-lumber tables offer up the hoard and store of fifty years. Neighbors have come to scour house and barn and implement shed. Yes, we’ve come to haul it all away— their nests of pillows and quilts and feather ticks, the glazed plates and bread crocks, a washtub rimed with... Read more »