But he did get born on March 18th first, so he’d probably say I was born on HIS birthday, and Grover Cleveland’s, to boot (the only Prez with two non-consecutive terms!)
Words of wisdom from John Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009):
“Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one
of youth’s many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and
more, and float upward in our heedlessness, singing Gratia Dei sum quod
Old lady agrees and says yay.
I enjoyed his books. I really did. No kidding. I know they were kinda literary, kinda not. Read _Roger’s Version_ if you get a chance; it features an unreliable narrator who is a real twerp/jackass, a cheating preacher, but you like him despite it all. My novel _Starla’s Version_ was titled after it. Of course it’s his other books that made it really big.
Let me ask: now that Donald Westlake, Tony Hillerman, and several others have recently gone to God, isn’t there room in publishing for another mystery writer with a new voice? Surely there is an opening, a need to fill. I can’t imagine anyone who could replace those writers, but we’ve got to have something to read. I’m all out of cereal boxes and already finished the Texas Driver’s Handbook. . . .