Home Territory

I haven’t been out hiking in weeks. First, I was injured. After that I stuck to the streets of Lake Oswego. I walked to the North Shore bridge, around the bay to the library, along the river at George Rogers Park. I watched the sun rise out of the river, lightning flicker above the forest … More Home Territory

On Indifference: Walking the Willamette at River Mile 21

Rain falls, and I watch the river rise. It’s like witnessing an act of creation. The surface moves faster than I can walk, sapping banks and kidnapping whole trees, running away with them down the mud-brown flow. The water boils and writhes, racing ahead of itself and tripping over its eagerness. Wave crests collapse into … More On Indifference: Walking the Willamette at River Mile 21