Monthly Archives: December 2012


Christmastime, and I’m lazy.  I watch the river from my window with binoculars, checking to see if she’s flowing north or south, and how fierce she is in the moment.  It’s warm and dry in the house, and mostly it’s … Continue reading

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Lady River’s muscle

A friend of mine reminded me of a song by Linda Allen called Lady River.  More of us river lovers, coming out of the woodwork.  She sings: “When your back is breaking and your heart is sore, Take it down to … Continue reading

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Early in the morning, I woke up listening to the pounding rain and thinking about the holy river Ganges, in India.  Who decided that the Ganges was holy?  If the Willamette is holy, does that automatically make the Clackamas River … Continue reading

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