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Selections from the December issue
The Sun Magazine | December 2012

The Sun Interview

If Your House Is On Fire: Kathleen Dean Moore On The Moral Urgency Of Climate Change
“Toxins in the water, radioactive waste in leaking tanks, acid in the oceans, and climate chaos. And we’re too busy to protest because we have to buy the kids the right kind of shoes for the soccer tournament? What kind of love is that?”
By Mary DeMocker

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The life and times of a teenage orderly
By Poe Ballantine

Some people you can’t turn away
By J. Malcolm Garcia


A Good Idea
Or so it seemed.
By Craig Hartglass


Weekly Apocalyptic
By Chris Dombrowski

Readers Write

Acts of Kindness
A free bicycle, a warm coat on a winter night, a dignified death
Personal stories by our readers


“The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic. The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw Earth from space.”

Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov
From the archives
From the archives | October 2000

Reptile Man
Fiction by Jasmine Skye
[October 2000]
“Watching Reptile Man at his regular table by the window in Red Emma’s, I realized that he was a man with a lot of time on his hands, and that this time weighed heavily. I saw it in the resigned set of his shoulders and the angle of his head; in the way his eyes wandered emptily over his newspaper or gazed out the window at passersby.”

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