David Searls | The Sun Magazine #2

David Searls

David Searls, a once familiar contributor to THE SUN, makes his living with Hodskins, Simone, and Searls, an advertising agency in Raleigh, N.C. He lives in nearby Durham.

— From January 1984
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Good Heavens

The sky is perfect tonight. The flawless close to a false Spring day in mid-February — an odd day with chirping birds, open windows, shirtless basketball and soft outdoor conversation before supper.

March 1977
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

On Death And Not Dying

A Meeting With Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The word was in my mind all day. Pivotal. Not my favorite word, or one I often use. Everything seemed pivotal. The hour, the fuel gauge, an oldie on the radio, a yawn, the confusing streets of High Point.

February 1977
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

This Message Was Brought To You By . . .

I make most of my money from advertising. I know, I know. A lower form of enterprise is hard for many to imagine. Especially for a writer. Well, I’ll tell you this: for a writer unencumbered by ideological purity, it can be a damn fine business.

December 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Medium Is The Mind

“Communication” is a big deal. It is one of the main buzzwords of our time, and has been ever since our intellectuals stumbled over such compelling cultural data as the number of years a child spends in front of a television and the billions of trees that yearly become pages of one sort or another.

November 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The New Age Revisited: Whatever Happened To Future Shock?

The cultural changes that threaten us are of our own making, and the future we suffer or enjoy will grow, writhing with change, out of the present.

October 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Break! Break! CB And The — Mercy Sakes Alive! — Communications Revolution

Citizen’s Band radio is the biggest thing to hit the market since television. It is also the biggest revolution in communications since the telephone. There are two main facets to this phenomenon — fad and function.

September 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Searls Speaks

Making Sense Of Seth

One of Seth’s main points is that each of us has a personality that is far deeper and more complex than our senses lead us to think. Each of us has lived many lives, he says, and the physical reality that we are focused in is but one aspect of personal being that operates on many levels.

May 1976
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