Issue 92 | The Sun Magazine

July 1983

Readers Write


My best friendships have had memorable beginnings. Some beginnings were almost unworldly — a chance encounter in a rail station, or following a voice heard singing in the dark on a summer night. Even the more prosaic beginnings bear a certain drama. Energy fills the moment. The connection is usually instantaneous. There is a sense of recognition — knowing again an old companion from a journey beyond the past.

By Our Readers


There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

G.K. Chesterton

The Sun Interview

Picturing The Earth

An Interview With Stewart Brand

We’re embracing the computer like it was an improvement on L.S.D., which it is. Maybe at last we’ve found a way to expand consciousness.

By Howard Jay Rubin
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Reluctant Resister: Letters From Prison

If we ever have illusions that love and nonviolence will carry the day, then all we need to do is go to jail to have those illusions shattered. The world is based on power, coercion, force . . . The human heart is corrupt and deceitful. Only by God’s grace will the world be transformed.

By Jeff Dietrich
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Cripple Liberation Front Marching Band Blues

(Part III)

After leaving Warm Springs, I will have to learn the next steps on my own. I have no compadres about me to give me the benefit of their learning. I will, alone, have to build physical and emotional resources to deal with the real world.

By Lorenzo Milam

On The Word “Witch”

The witch on the broomstick flying through the night is a distorted image, a dirty joke about spirit flying through thin air, it is a slur on the power of consciousness. . . .

By P.B. Wind