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Each day, The Writer's Almanac features Garrison Keillor recounting the highlights of this day in history and reading a short poem or two. The Writer's Almanac is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media. Show more

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The Philosopher by James Laughlin | Tuesday, December 01, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Published Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:01:14 -0800

Well here’s a salute to that clean old man who’s out every day fishing up coins with a string and a bit of gum ...

One of Us by Wendell Berry | Monday, November 30, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Published Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:01:52 -0800

Must another poor body, brought to its rest at last, be made the occasion of yet another sermon? Have we nothing to say of the ...

Nothing in Common by Freya Manfred | Sunday, November 29, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Published Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:01:22 -0800

Sometimes I feel I have nothing in common with anyone. I shamble through the day, dragging my knuckles in the grass, and each ...

Walking to Jerusalem by Philip Terman | Saturday, November 28, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Published Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:01:11 -0800

Pedometer attached to her belt, your mother, spry and strong at eighty, joins the other Methodist Church members in calculating ...

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

Published Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:01:58 -0800

Tell me, how do the manufacturers of tools turn a profit? I have used the same clawed hammer for forty years. The screwdriver ...