Issue 86 | The Sun Magazine

January 1983

Readers Write

Growing Older

The Original Odd Couple, a soccer coach, a bibliophile

By Our Readers


It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler

The Sun Interview

Living With The Dying

An Interview With Dale Borglum

A lot of my work is to just stay as clear as I can, so I can be there, available and loving, but at the same time have a penetrating enough awareness that I don’t buy into the superficial sentimentality of the situation. And death, of course, is the ultimate melodrama.

By Howard Jay Rubin
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Choice Of Emptiness

I am more and more convinced that only emptiness is creative. On all levels this is true. To be full of tradition is to have no room for the new. To be full of responsibility is to have no room for play. To be full of activity is to have no room for reflection. To be full of self is to have no room to receive another.

By Jim Ralston

My Father’s Grandson

I called my father at his bank in Tulsa. He wasn’t there, as usual, so I left a message with his secretary, as usual. “Tell him, Helouise, that he has a new grandson.” I had to repeat the message twice, as Helouise was well aware that I was an only child and quite unmarried.

By Brad Conard