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Monthly Archives: November 2012

I love underdogs, especially ones with gumption. This is why the story of reclaiming the Los Angeles River immediately drew me in, even before I knew that it had been made into a feature film. It was the spring of 2009 when Ramona Marks, then a staff member for Friends of the Los Angeles River and now a freelance writer, was a panelist for an urban rivers workshop that Helen Sarakinos (River… Read More

Two days ago, just in time for the American high holy day of Halloween, Marc and I returned from a vacation spent with my mother and her husband, Helen and Bob Payne. They now live in coastal South Carolina, but both are natives of Charleston, West Virginia. Having just reflected on the Clean Water Act’s 40th anniversary, I thought I’d ask them what they remembered of West Virginia’s waters before the Act… Read More