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Day 782 February 21 2011

In 5th line on February 21, 2011 at 11:54 am

“These were hard times, depressed times, though the house was big and long, in its long hedged lawn: flowering shrubs in front and on the sides, and a grass terrace behind, a lawn broken by cherry trees and an English-walnut tree, and then a vegetable garden, a pear tree, a burning barrel, and a chicken house.”~~My Father’s Tears and Other Stories by John Updike

Beautiful short stories by Updike.

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Day 651 October 13 2010

In 5th line on October 13, 2010 at 9:04 am

“Don’t be afraid of those Canaanites, for they’ – and I’m reading now – ‘are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not.”~~Terrorist by John Updike

Updike tells the story of an 18-year-old, the son of an Egyptian exchange student and an Irish-American woman, who is confused about the world following the 9/11 tragedy. Too many lives become intermingled and the fallout, well…. It’s a wonderful – and at times, scary – novel.