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Think and Do by Ron Padgett | Monday, December 05, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

I always have to be doing something, accomplishing some- thing, fixing something, going somewhere, feeling purposeful, useful, competent—even coughing, as I just did, gives me the satisfaction of having “just cleared something up.” The phone bill arrives and minutes later I’ve written the check. The world starts to go to war and I shout, “Hey,... Read more »