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My Daily Last Straw

My Daily Last Straw

| February 11, 2018

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — What exactly is the last straw? I thought it was the presidential buffoon’s goading of North Korea, but I was wrong. Our government is suddenly so feeble, so twisted up in procedure, infighting, and tripping over its own all-too-often dropped pants, it can no longer protect its citizens […]

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Zipline Vegas

Zipline Vegas

| January 12, 2018

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch She’s going on a zipline in Las Vegas. That’s what my sweetheart announced this morning. It gets worse. She said the zipline goes over city streets and buildings—and here I was envisioning a sweet pastoral zip across raging river rapids and sharp rocks. Now I only have to worry […]

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Regrets, I Have a Few

Regrets, I Have a Few

| December 9, 2017

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — Luncheonette. Darn it all, I just found the word I was looking for back in 2007 when I set a scene in a coffee shop in New York. It wasn’t a coffee shop, it was a luncheonette. In that era, you could use the term coffee shop, but […]

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Dorky Dykes

Dorky Dykes

| November 13, 2017

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch I suppose I’m at my dorkiest about my stuffed animals. I have my first teddy bear, Buzz. I have the two cats Carol from Connecticut sent: Elga Wasserman (after my first attorney) and the appealingly homely Samo. Of course, I’ve kept the last one my mother gave me, a […]

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Friends and Other Wonders

Friends and Other Wonders

| October 10, 2017

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch We’ve spent the past few days gallivanting up and down the Oregon Coast with friends visiting from the U.K. Two months ago, we were doing the same with a couple up from Palm Springs. Last year it was my family from Massachusetts, the year before, my sweetheart’s sister from […]

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The Eclipse Is Coming! The Eclipse Is Coming!

The Eclipse Is Coming! The Eclipse Is Coming!

| August 12, 2017

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch In North America, the total eclipse of the sun starts here (the Oregon Coast). It’s Woodstock for everyone. Local and state governments are doing their best to avert chaos. Everyone in law enforcement and emergency services will be either on duty or on standby, many sleeping where they’re stationed […]

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You Know You’re Not a Femme

You Know You’re Not a Femme

| July 15, 2017

 The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch * this column is reprinted from 2008 as Lee has taken a month away from her desk. You know you’re not a femme when all you do before you leave the house is change your shoes, grab your vest and give the dog a treat.  Okay, maybe you put […]

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A Tenth Anniversary at Sea

A Tenth Anniversary at Sea

| June 18, 2017

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — We had every intention of being homebodies this year. No travel at all, just a year to save our pennies and get grounded. It’s been delicious. After several months of staying in our little coastal home, my mind is sharper, my sleep schedule is approaching normal, and I’ve […]

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