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The Sun Interview

The One You’re With Barbara Fredrickson On Why We Should Rethink Love

by Angela Winter

“I’m not trying to degrade love but rather to enhance it by elevating these momentary experiences that we typically have trivialized.”


Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Thank You For Last Wednesday

by C.J. Gall

On marriage and its discontents



by Chris Dombrowski

“It’s not that I’m morally opposed to raising a third child, I tell myself as I drive across town to teach after dropping Luca at his expensive-but-entirely-worth-it preschool and Molly at her pricey-but-utterly-necessary day care.”


We Should Do Something

by Laurel Leigh

Guilty until proven innocent



The Magician

by John McNally

“When we showed up at school on Friday morning, the last day of Career Week, it was dark outside. The sky churned overhead, the wind picking up with such force that several boys’ hats flew off. A younger kid whose baseball cap floated onto the grade school’s roof started to cry until Katy walked up to him and put her arms around him.”


Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


by Bruce Holland Rogers

“Or you feel worse. You’re sure the doctor has missed some fatal illness. You can’t get off the couch. You want to, but you can’t.”



Nobody Fails At Meditation

by Michael Bazzett

Readers Write

Never Again

by Our Readers

A hidden doll, a suspicious husband, an addictive habit


In This Issue



On the late-afternoon streets, everyone hurries along, going about their own business. Who is the person walking in front of you on the rain-drenched sidewalk? He is covered with an umbrella, and all you can see is a dark coat and the shoes striking the puddles. And yet this person is the hero of his own life story. He is the love of someone’s life. And what he can do may change the world. Imagine being him for a moment.

And then continue on your own way.

Vera Nazarian


Letter to the Editor

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