Amazon Trail

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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A Lesbian Elder’s Warning

A Lesbian Elder’s Warning

| May 21, 2017

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — A friend of many decades, who currently depends on federal assistance for affordable housing, sent me her concerns about the current direction of our government. As a lesbian, a feminist, a woman, a senior with disabilities, and a progressive activist, she feels especially vulnerable right now.  She needed […]

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Lee Lynch’s Conversation With “A Lesbian High School Student”

Lee Lynch’s Conversation With “A Lesbian High School Student”

| April 7, 2017

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — Thanks to author Nell Stark—which seems to be something I say at least once a year—I was privileged recently to answer some questions for a lesbian high school student who was writing a paper about 1960’s gay activists. Below are the young woman’s questions and my attempts to […]

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Spring is Coming Soon – Isn’t It?

Spring is Coming Soon – Isn’t It?

| March 15, 2017

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — Okay, I give in, it’s depression. I might as well face it. And I know I’m not alone. You can guess when it started: November 8, 2016. I tried to overcome it by resisting, ignoring, laughing at the fools on the hill. Like the amazing Elizabeth Warren, I […]

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Love Song

Love Song

| February 12, 2017

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — The only one likely to get any treats this Valentine’s Day is the cat. As my sweetheart said, now that we’re getting old and fat, we need to think of new ways to celebrate loving occasions. So, we treated ourselves to an iRobot Roomba 650. More expensive than […]

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