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The Writer’s Almanac for January 30, 2015

January 30th, 2015

Episode 101 of 994 episodes

It is 1959. It is the cusp of the coming revolution. We still like Ike. We are still afraid of Sputnik. We read Life magazine and Sports Illustrated where the athletes grow up shooting hoops in the driveway, playing catch in the backyard. We sit on our sectional sofa. My mother loves Danish modern. Our... Read more »

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