Usuually when I check the list of upcoming Readers Write topics, it looks something like this: “Isolation,” “Loss,” “Ending It All,” “Depression,” “Really Bad Depression,” “Despair.”
I wasn’t quite sure what to think when I saw the August 2000 topic: “Happiness.” Had new editors taken over? Was The Sun still The Sun?
When I received the August issue, I quickly turned to the “Happiness” section. The first entry was by a woman whose mother said she wished she’d never had children. The second was about the terrors of anorexia. The third featured a family whose house burned to the ground.
Yep, it was still The Sun, all right.