Lee Lynch’s Amazon Trail: A Tenth Anniversary at Sea

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...

Lee Lynch’s Amazon Trail: A Lesbian Elder’s Warning

By Lee Lynch “Our very vulnerabilities make us strong as long as we continue to tell our stories, large and small.” – Lee Lynch A friend of many decades, who currently depends on federal assistance for affordable housing, sent me her concerns about...

Lee Lynch’s Amazon Trail: Answers for A Lesbian High School Student

By Lee Lynch “My goal was to end our isolation and the portrayal of our lives as dismal tragedies.” – 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...

Lee Lynch’s Amazon Trail: Spring Is Coming Soon—Isn’t It?

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...

Lee Lynch’s Amazon Trail: The Mightiest of Books

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...