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The Sun Magazine

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.

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.


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. . . .

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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.

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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

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