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Selections from the August issue
The Sun Magazine | August 2013

The Sun Interview

Keep Off The Grasslands: Mark Dowie On Conservation Refugees
“You’re as likely to find true wilderness in Gramercy Park as you are in Yosemite, Yellowstone, or the Maasai Mara. So save yourself the airfare.”
By Joel Whitney

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Losing The Trail
Walking with my mother
By Michael McColly

My Fifty-Minute Hour
Wrestling with the truth
By Lad Tobin

The Hour And The Day
The milestones not on the calendar
By C.J. Gall

Why I shouldn’t own a gun
By Bruce Holland Rogers

Dawn And Mary
Remembering Sandy Hook
By Brian Doyle


Show Business
“I wanted to touch you somehow with my lips, but you didn’t like me to do that . . .”
By Christian Zwahlen

Victory Forge
Letters from Basic Training
By Elizabeth Eslami


No Day At The Beach
By John Brehm

Readers Write

An abusive husband, an intolerant mother, an unforgiving God
Personal stories by our readers


“Do not think of knocking out another person’s brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.”

Horace Mann

From the archives
The Sun Magazine | From the archives

I Am Not A Sex Goddess
Essay by Lois Judson
[January 2009]

“Donna Mae’s presence did not go unnoticed by the males who work at the hospital. She fell like a rock into the placid waters of our ward, and the ripples eddied out as far as the police force and maintenance staff. The building workers began to linger in our vicinity, and their presence had an electrifying effect on Donna Mae . . .”

Each month we post a new selection from The Sun’s archives, which date back to 1974. What’s your favorite piece from The Sun? Tell us, and we may post your suggestion here.

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