Issue 92 | The Sun Magazine

July 1983

Readers Write


Following a voice, skipping stones, jogging in autumn

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

Ivan Illich has said he’s realized that computers are deeply new. Flying was not that new, telephones were not that new, industrialization was not that new, cars were not that new. But computers are really new, so we have no immunity to their virulence. Here I am coining money on their virulence.

By Howard Jay Rubin
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Reluctant Resister

I had finally reached, within the secret recesses and labyrinths of this jail, the silent center and perfect still point of human suffering. Behind those thick steel doors, entombed in concrete, curled in a tight fetal position on a cold metal bed, lies the suffering body of Christ.

By Jeff Dietrich
Essays, Memoirs, & 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 W. Milam

On The Word “Witch”

The word witch was invented to describe those who claim to be spirit before form, to be independent of flesh while in the flesh, and the witch on the broomstick flying through the night is a distorted image . . . intended to instill fear and therefore control people, to keep them small, containable.

By P.B. Wind

The Pregnancy Scare

She missed her period, her breasts grew tender / and for a week she was a guest in her own womb. / Alone, she felt a presence around her / inside, a larval dream.

By Cedar Koons