Thursday, March 13, 2014

Book Beginning: Meander Scars by Abby Phillips Metzger


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I live by a river that floats through a broad valley between two mountain ranges, a river called the Willamette.

-- Meander Scars: Reflections on Healing the Willamette River by Abby Phillips Metzger.

Metzger has spent her lifetime exploring Oregon's Willamette River up close.  This book, with it's gorgeous cover, contains essays on her observations and impressions.

I can't read a book all about the Willamette River without taking the opportunity to remind my non-Oregonian friends that we don't pronounce the name of our main river with a French accent. It's not will-uh-METT, it's will-A-met, rhymes with damn it.  And, while we're on the subject, we pronounce Oregon just like an organ in a church.

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