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Sun Magazine

December 19, 2004

Do you realize that the only bill I don't pay online is my rent? No, of course you didn't, I just figured that would be a good way to start my blog entry for the day. This summer I lost my checkbook for about three months (don't ask how that happened). I didn't even miss the thing! I just started paying all of my bills online and used starter checks to pay my rent. I've had my newest checks since April 25th and I've written only 19 checks. Crazy. Maybe I should convince my landlord to take paypal? That would be funny...

What's my point?

I don't have one.

I did, however, want to tell y'all* about my favorite magazine: The Sun. It's a slim ad-free collection of some damn good writing. The Sun has been published since 1974. This is impressive for two reasons: A) it has no advertising whatsoever so all the proceeds come from subscriptions and B) people have very short attention spans.

I can't decide if my favorite part of the magazine is "Readers Write" where reader respond to a monthly writing prompt or the page of "Sunbeams" at the end chock full of great quotes like this one:

"There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic." - Anais Nin

Anyway, they aren't paying me or anything to give 'em props; I was just doing a gift subscription for a friend and figured I'd mention it. Besides, and this says a lot, if you know me, The Sun is the only magazine I bother reading (well, aside from the occasional issue of Writer's Digest). So. Check it.

* I don't really use the word "y'all" in everyday speech. Just trying to appeal to yinz Pittsburghers out there.

Moira at 02:38 PM :: Comments (3) :: ::
Comments:

Oh, God, Moira... You almost gave me a heart attack! I thought you were talking about the tabloid, The Sun! Wshew! Although, that is some pretty creative writing there! ;')

Posted by: Evan at December 20, 2004 02:49 PM

Oh Moira... That quote on truth should be considered for our recent issue. That's quite good, actually.

And I hope, like Evan, that it isn't the tabloid you're talking about...

(BTW, I'm sorry about not getting the clips of lit. to you--time crunch *eek* Would you still like to do that, or is it too late? Lemme know.)

Posted by: Karissa at December 21, 2004 05:27 PM

karissa - i'm still all about doing the clips for the magazine if you have 'em. i'm hoping that will inspire me to actually finish the layout for the mag!

evan - don't worry - no tabloids for me!

Posted by: moira at December 25, 2004 10:42 AM
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