Issue 52 | The Sun Magazine

February 1980

Readers Write


A pituitary tumor, a shot of thorazine, the flu

By Our Readers
Sy Safransky's Notebook

February 1980

On The Run

Russia invades Afghanistan, and the United States, playing the outraged suitor, wags its hips at China. The problem of relationship is global and personal. What are the boundaries? Who do we kiss and who do we kill?

By Sy Safransky


One must have apocalypse in one eye and the millennium in the other, and as you look out through that double vision, the third eye develops and sees the resolution of tragedy and conflict and the rest of it.

William Irwin Thompson

The Sun Interview

An Interview With Stewart Walker

In massage each of the levels has to be respected. The tension seems to work in layers. It takes a certain amount of time to work through those different layers. It’s rude, in a way, to go barging into the deepest levels, unless there is relaxation and trust.

By Sy Safransky
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Good Medicine

An Unorthodox Prescription For Health

I can tell you everything you need to know about nutrition in one sentence. “Good nutrition consists of eating a wide variety of chemically unaltered foods.” That throws out 90% of what you’ll find in the grocery store.

By Dr. C. Norman Shealy
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Laughing At Ourselves

There’s something about a “New Age Cultural Event” that asks you to put your brain on hold, a flavor of contrived holiness and assumed agreement that makes you twitch all over.

By Peny Prestini

True Stories

As soon as we were seated at the Su-En, the couple left for the restroom. While they were away, an Oriental woman walked in, sitting next to me. Yoko Ono! Seconds later, in came John Lennon!

By Nyle Frank

Finding Balladeer Ed

(A Childish Tale)

After long days and nights, after asking and following the advice of many strangers, our hero of medieval aspect and suitcase indestructible beheld from a hill his journey’s end, the village of Balladeer Ed.

By David C. Childers