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June 2023

News & Notes

What We Can Do

Chera Hammons on Writing about the Natural World

By Nancy Holochwost, Associate Editor • June 8, 2023

A Curious Observer

Synne Borgen on Patience and Perspective

By Hank Stephenson, Manuscript Reader • June 7, 2023

June: This Month in Sun History

A Look Back for Our 50th Year of Publication

June 1, 2023
All news & notes
The Sun Interview

Don’t Panic

Rebecca Priestley On Finding Hope Amid The Climate Crisis

I’m not talking about burning the system down. . . . I simply think that the things we can do to respond to climate change will also make the world a better place for most people.

By Dash Lewis

Shock Value

In general my job was predicated on my ability to suppress rage. I was an itinerant instructor, an adjunct whose career depended on good reviews from my co-instructor.

By Chaya Bhuvaneswar
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Observations On Ice

We have been repeatedly warned about the dangers posed by calving ice. Yet I still hope to see it: a spectacle of devastation. Reveal yourself to me, I demand. The glacier answers with silence.

By Synne Borgen
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Care Warning

Take care of yourself during this essay, whatever that means for you. Perhaps you need to drink a lot of water or unwrap a snack (quietly please!) or play Angry Birds on your phone — whatever works to tamp down your discomfort.

By Brenda Miller
Readers Write


Breaking a leg, giving birth, suffering for beauty

By Our Readers