Issue 125 | The Sun Magazine

April 1986

Readers Write

Making Marriage Last

Put the marriage first, resist the marriage trap, marry the right person

By Our Readers


The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Warrior And The Militarist

A Discussion

To talk, as some do, about “making a world without war” when we’d be lucky to have a world without nuclear weapons, is talking hearsay and utopian theory. We can’t just talk peace, we have to be peace, or it’s another kind of bravado. I’d like a world without war; but we’d all settle for a world without wars that kill everything. — Gary Snyder

By Bira Almeida , Karin Epperlein , Richard Grossinger , Lindy Hough , Martin Inn , Gary Snyder & Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Price Of Peace

What I would like to share with you is something very simple but also very difficult: simple things often are. It is an invitation to pay the price for peace. We all know that peace is an exceedingly high good. But for an exceedingly high good we should expect to have to pay an exceedingly high price.

By Brother David Steindl-Rast

Cross Country Snow

Sam saw Hannah turn and beckon to him. He had stopped to watch her slide across the snow the way, years ago, those figures in the Munich Glockenspiel had seemed to slide out and turn so delicately before disappearing behind the face of the big clock.

By Reid Champagne


You want I should tell you about Abie — he should rest in peace. Sixty years I know him. . . . A long time. . . . The things I could tell you. You know the Freiheit? No? Of course not. By you it means nothing.

By Mark Greenside