Paddison & Orvik's Writings
“The Grapefruit Burners” and other Memoirs of Growing Up in Southern California, Circa 1950s
Chapter Four – The Grapefruit Burners Solid blocks of orchards circumscribed the neighborhood and acted as vast barriers of vegetation separating it from the other tracts of houses beyond. These orchards stayed green all year round—profusely thick and emerald, with long intersecting lines of towering eucalyptus trees that sheltered the groves...
After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless.”
—Old Chinese Proverb
About Paddison & Orvik
John H. Paddison is Professor Emeritus at Central Arizona College. He taught there and at several other colleges and universities after receiving his PhD from the University of Arizona. Paddison’s writing career started with numerous non-fiction...
Paddison & Orvik’s Favorite Books
Angela's Ashes The Glass Castle