Issue 124 | The Sun Magazine

March 1986

Readers Write

Visiting Parents

A noodle kugel, some missing underwear, a “magic cube”

By Our Readers


Few are born to do the great work of the world, but the work that all can do is to make a small home circle brighter and better.

George Eliot

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Learning To Walk

For half a year now, summer to winter, I have been walking-in-place. I do not use any form of motorized transportation. I walk or bicycle everywhere.

By David Grant
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Inside The Modern Hospital

Every little odd ache, cramp, tension; each sore throat, swollen gland, headache; a sudden pain when you reach for something on a shelf, a morning lethargy, an unexpected reluctance: all these whisper cancer.

By Sallie Tisdale


Now in the long evenings after dinner she often found herself standing before the bathroom mirror, trying hard to glimpse some of the prettiness her husband had always championed.

By D. Patrick Miller