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The Sun Interview

An Interview With Steve Rizzuto

Watching 42-year-old Steve Rizzuto move makes me feel like a shuffling hunchback, though I’m 15 years younger than him. He is a certified practitioner and teacher of Swedish Massage and Touch for Health in Chapel Hill. In addition, Steve has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a masters in Education.

Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

And Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, Wherever You Are

Book Review

Perhaps, then, Nathan has no choice. His doubt, his passion, what he has, all concern his obsession with his Jewish background, what he admires and likes and what repels him, what draws his attention and fascinates him. He cannot start discriminating, any more than Philip Roth could, as some years back in his career he wrote Goodbye, Columbus and Defender of the Faith, and, in the frantic outer reaches of his obsession, Portnoy’s Complaint.

Notes: The Open Door

It’s grey, wet, chilly — the first day of autumn, someone just told me. I’ve been melancholy, ungovernable — inside with the children, inside myself, emotions rising like gusts off a lake, my eyes narrowed against the spray, suspicious.


Tales From Inside

A slim, reserved, dirty-blond young man. The hair impeccably neat, deliberately combed, layer on layer like onion skin. “Eighteen years,” he said, when I asked him how long he had been here.

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Readers Write


What kind of a teacher is Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh? The kind that gets under your skin and stays there. The kind that teaches unlearning. The kind that tenderly, relentlessly leads you back to yourself again and again, until your childishness is purged and you begin to take responsibility for your own inner life.

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Here I am, fifty-eight, and I still don’t know what I’m going to be when I grow up.

Peter Drucker

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