March 17, 2014

Monday Moment 7

In its many variations and convolutions, the Ohio River dominates the contours of my home. Our entire region is simply one of its attributes, another feature of a natural inhabitant that provided sustenance and transport in days gone by. We are "the Ohio River Valley," a beautiful place where allergy sufferers go to slowly, miserably die. Despite its pollen-heavy air, I love it.

"River and Sky"
by Sarah Graybill-Greene

I was sitting in a riverside café on the Ohio River and this is what floated past the window. This is a little town called Magnet, Indiana, so named because the river currents used to push the boats on to the opposite bank like they were attracted with a huge magnet.

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