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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, & True Stories

And Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, Wherever You Are

Book Review

The Ghost Writer ends in a punchline, so it must have been a comedy. After teetering on the brink of disaster, in fact, the book’s last scene is suddenly hilarious; a dignified wife of thirty-five years who has finally made the decision to leave her husband storms out the door and falls on her duff, makes it to the car only to discover a defective battery, then heads off walking in the snow — her destination is Boston, twenty miles away — with her world famous husband resigned and trailing after her. It is like the end of many a two-reel comedy, the funny little walk, the pratfall, the hero dusting himself off and disappearing into the distance. Yet it was the reader’s impression through most of the novel that he was deeply absorbed in serious problems of art, and character, and relationships among people. Philip Roth’s writing at its best is characterized by just this deft touch, a blend of high seriousness with sometimes light, sometimes broad comedy.

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.

*NOTE: Original copies of this issue are no longer available. Unbound, laser-printed copies will be provided for print orders.

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.

Personal Stories By Our Readers ▸


Sometimes it seems to me that in this absurdly random life there is some inherent justice in the outcome of personal relationships. In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.

Sheldon Kopp, If You Meet The
Buddha On The Road, Kill Him

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