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Excerpt: Rabbit Redux

“Don’t you think God is people?”

“No, I think God is everything that isn’t people.”

– John Updike, Rabbit Redux 102

The greatest pleasure can be found in chewing on lines like these.

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John Updike's story "A & P": Journal Entry for July 5, 2018

John Updike’s story “A & P” is the first story I remember reading that seemed like I could have lived. It’s about a kid who works in a grocery store and three girls about his age come in wearing bathing suits. 229 more words

Torg Life

SIC 3 Haiku

Updike clairvoyance
Sights, sounds, dreams, reality
An ocean beackons


Reading to Travel: India

The post by Educated Unemployed Indian wrote (in the random facts) about his favorite Indian Author, R. K. Narayan.

For me, books have been the best flights to unimaginable places and unimaginable historical times. 186 more words


I’m rereading Bird By Bird, a book by Anne Lamott. The subtitle is “Some Instructions About Writing and Life.”

Lamott is a writer and writing teacher who lives in California, somewhat neurotic, very funny and a good follow on Facebook. 621 more words


John Updike, "A&P"

Updike, John. “A&P.” 40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology,

       Third Edition. Ed. Beverly Lawn. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009.

Summary of Work
Sammy is a nineteen year old boy working his cashier shift at the A&P when three girls in bikini bathing suits walk into the store. 415 more words

PhD Work

U. Writing Quotes A - Z: #JohnUpdike. 'Try to develop actual work habits, and even though...

… you have a busy life, try to reserve an hour, say – or more – a day to write. Some very

good things have been written on an hour a day.’ 16 more words