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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 […]

BOOK REVIEW: Rainbow Gap by Lee Lynch

BOOK REVIEW: Rainbow Gap by Lee Lynch

| January 8, 2017

by Jillian Reed – Lee Lynch’s novel Rainbow Gap tells the story of two young lesbian lovers as they evolve from fragile innocence to maturity in a world fraught with the conflicts of their (and our) times.  Spanning over twenty years, from the late 50’s to the early 70’s, the lovers confront the culture clashes […]

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The Mightiest of Books

The Mightiest of Books

| January 7, 2017

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch – As an adult, I’ve had no interest in children’s books. I left them behind half a century ago. Or did I? Chicken Little, for example, has been a powerful influence in my life. I was a nervous child—that hasn’t changed—and the Little Golden Book didn’t help. First my […]

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Our Neighbor’s Cat’s Nephew

Our Neighbor’s Cat’s Nephew

| December 12, 2016

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — Watch for a review of Lee Lynch’s new novel, Rainbow Gap, coming soon. After the doom and gloom of our fall—and boy did moods around here fall—I’ve noticed, with the approach of the holidays, an unusually earnest air of festivity around town. People crave more light in winter; […]

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Me and My Pin

Me and My Pin

| October 7, 2016

by Lee Lynch — “I thought I was the only one,” the stranger said in a low voice. It wasn’t 1957, or even 1977. It was last week, at the grand opening of a supermarket in town. He was gray-haired, tall, dressed like a ranch hand. His smile was sheepish, his eyes conspiratorial. He wasn’t […]

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Affectional Preference

Affectional Preference

| September 9, 2016

The Amazon Trail by Lee Lynch — Hey, world, big news! Gay people are more than our sexuality. I am really, really tired of the focus on the third syllable of the term homosexual. It’s annoyed me for fifty-four years that I am defined by one part of my humanity. Please tell me why, for […]

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