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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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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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