John Updike (who is oft evoked on LROD) has passed away at the age of 76 of lung cancer. Dude was a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and a mid-century writer who many times graced the pages of the New Yorker. Say what you will about him, but give him his props.
I don't know. I will admit, though, that I feel a little numb about Updike. Guess, I'm still crying over Grace and Kurt.