Tania Hershman shares an audio diary in which even a rotten cold can’t squash her enthusiasm for the writing life — and she manages to get some writing done.
Music excerpts from 'Peacherine rag' by Scott Joplin, performed by gerluz, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
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