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The Sun Magazine

Body and Mind

Death

Quotations

Sunbeams

Will is the means by which we overcome the problems that life or genes have handed us. Without it, there is no true character.

Jacob Needleman

The Dog-Eared Page

excerpted from
The Dead

A ghastly light from the street lamp lay in a long shaft from one window to the door. Gabriel threw his overcoat and hat on a couch and crossed the room towards the window. He looked down into the street in order that his emotion might calm a little. Then he turned and leaned against a chest of drawers with his back to the light. She had taken off her hat and cloak and was standing before a large swinging mirror, unhooking her waist.

Quotations

Sunbeams

If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.

Will Cuppy

Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Hour And The Day

I remember clearly my grandmother’s eyes on the day she became trapped between a world of knowing and a world of confusion. She was sitting at the dining-room table in my mother’s house. My three children were poised above coloring books and other art supplies like tiny soldiers, following the orders of the day.