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Alice Bradley lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her son, husband, dog, and cat. The dog and cat do not get along. She has been published in Salon, Creative Nonfiction, and The Onion, and co-hosts a podcast called League of Awkward Unicorns, which explores mental illness and emotional wellness.
Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in New York City and became a student of Buddhist meditation teacher Chögyam Trungpa. She directs the Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada, and is the author of The Wisdom of No Escape, Practicing Peace in Times of War, and The Places That Scare You.
Doug Crandell works at the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia. He recently received a Pushcart Prize for his essay “Winter Wheat,” published in the January 2015 issue of The Sun.
Stephen Elliott lives in New York City. He is the author of seven books, including the memoir The Adderall Diaries, which was adapted into a movie starring James Franco. Elliott, in turn, made a movie about James Franco playing him in a movie and called it After Adderall.
Alison Luterman has written an intimate little musical comedy about kidney transplantation titled The Chain. She and its composer, Loren Linnard, are seeking a producer. She lives in Oakland, California.
Boomer Pinches lives in western Massachusetts. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Tin House, Narrative, and The Massachusetts Review.
David Rutschman is a Soto Zen priest and hospice grief counselor. His work has appeared most recently in Kenyon Review Online, Waxwing, and Witness. “Sobriety” is from his first collection, forthcoming from Forklift Books. He lives in California with his wife and two young children.
Jeanne Supin lives in Southern Appalachia, where next year she’ll move her little pumpkin patch to a sunnier spot in the garden.
Roy Arenella’s photographs have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, and Popular Photography. He was a social-service worker in New York City for thirty years and now lives in the village of Greenwich, New York.
Niki Boon was trained as a physical therapist but became a photographer instead. She lives in Blenheim, New Zealand.
Lela Edgar is a New York City–based photographer whose images can be seen online at The Huffington Post and occupy.com.
Carl Evans contributed pen-and-ink drawings to The Sun early in the magazine’s history. He says making music on the guitar, keyboard, or violin is therapeutic for him — though not necessarily for those nearby. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Clemens Kalischer was born in Bavaria, Germany, and emigrated to the United States in 1942. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, and Time. He lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and is a member of One by One, an international organization that encourages dialogue between the survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust and their descendants.
Gary Matson lives in Sunnyside, New York. He’s devoted to film cameras, books on paper, and water from the tap.
Kim McAlear lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she ferments and brews a beverage called “jun.”
Joseph Sass has a habit of picking up interesting rocks and putting them in his wife’s purse, then waiting for her to ask, “Why is this so heavy?” He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Daniel Stern has worked in technology sales for twenty-five years. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
Lori Lautaret Stoffer embarks on occasional tests of endurance, such as long-distance hikes, giving birth to her kids at home, and staying in a cabin in Alaska. She lives in Eureka, Montana.
Katy Tuttle is a portrait photographer and rookie chicken owner. She lives in Issaquah, Washington.
Lloyd Wolf’s photographs have appeared in Vogue, People, and Elle. He’s one of five contributors to the book Living Diversity: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project, which features photos of one of America’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods: Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia.
Cynthia E. Wood lives in San Francisco, California, where she browses bookstores and sings in a secular community choir.
Anna Yeroshenko and her partner solved the problem of not having a permanent residence by buying a sailboat and making it their home. They’re currently docked in Boston, Massachusetts.
John Wehrheim lives in Lihue, Hawaii. His photo on this month’s cover was taken at a hippie community on the Hawaiian island of Kauai in the 1970s. Named Taylor Camp, it was eventually disbanded to make way for a real-estate development.
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