Issue 102 | The Sun Magazine

May 1984

Readers Write

My Journal

A dance partner, a cradle, a pilgrim

By Our Readers


Truth is error burned up.

Norman O. Brown

The Sun Interview

Returning To Beauty

An Interview With James Applewhite

Building the pyramids or Chartres cathedral are not totally reasonable endeavors — to spend all this money and time and effort and lives in some cases, piling up beautifully cut stone, and yet it’s what gives the grandeur to human existence. It makes humanity in society have something of the brilliance of the light shafting down from the stars.

By Howard Jay Rubin
The Sun Interview

Blessed Ignorance

An Interview With Donald Michael

There is the need to acknowledge to oneself and share with others extremely high levels of uncertainty. By uncertainty I don’t mean probability; I mean the uncertainty that accompanies knowing that you don’t know.

By Keith Thompson
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Perils Of Publishing

Finally after a go ’round, she blurted out: “Doug, I’ve been working at the Library of Congress for twelve years, and I’ve never had an experience like this before.” I just wasn’t sure what she was talking about.

By Lorenzo W. Milam
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Cults And Mystics

Cults and mystics, mystics and cults — the two of them entered my head the other day like a happy couple holding hands along a dappled springtime path, necks bending slightly now and then as if to pass some secret word, some shared hope, some grinning recollection. Cults and mystics, mystics and cults.

By Adam Fisher


He turned and saw the snow in her hair and smiled at her, and she saw that the last trace of paralysis that had lingered in his facial muscles after the stroke was gone. His face glowed as if in sunshine. Joyful wonder began deep in his eyes.

By Jon Remmerde