Issue 106 | The Sun Magazine

September 1984

Readers Write

Washing Dishes

In group homes, in the creek, with passive-aggressive breakage

By Our Readers


Though no two centuries are very much like each other, some hours perhaps are; moments are; critical moments nearly always are. Emotions are the same. We are the same. The man, not the day, is the lasting phenomenon.

Eudora Welty, “Reality in Chekhov’s Stories”

The Sun Interview

True Love

A Conversation With Bartholomew

Bartholomew: I see two areas of difficulty. One is in the realm of relationships. Can you tell me your perception of the problem?

Louis David: I’m thinking of my wife, Christine. We’ve been married 17 years. Not long ago, she and I met with her therapist and he said that I recreated her reality for her.

By Louis David Salomone

When We Care

He is beautiful at that moment, because of work, because of absorption in some kind of work. He is doing something he cares about doing. He cares rather tremendously. I think most men I have thought beautiful as I looked at them have been so because they cared.

By Sherwood Anderson

The Man In The Control Booth

Wycke, I knew, had thought of his eyes as prisms, capable of seeing many points of view at once. They sat in deep dark sockets, alert, cautious, and ever vulnerable, like two small animals uneasy in their burrows.

By Reid Champagne