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Tall Girl Running by Louis Simpson | Monday, April 17, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

There is no gene which single-handedly builds a leg, long or short. Building a leg is a multi-gene cooperative enterprise.           —Richard Dawkins She went running by. I never saw a girl with such long legs. She ran by again. I shouted to her, “You run like an angel.” She smiled and said, “Thank you.” She... Read more »