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Tools by John Updike | Friday, November 27, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

November 27th, 2015

Episode 411 of 784 episodes

Tell me, how do the manufacturers of tools turn a profit? I have used the same clawed hammer for forty years. The screwdriver misted with rust once slipped into my young hand, a new householder’s. Obliviously, tools wait to be used: the pliers, notched mouth agape like a cartoon shark’s; the wrench with its jaws... Read more »

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