Writing and Fund Development
The action of water is often dangerous. This is something we forget when we receive it in the benign form of tap water every day.
I am a fluvial Geomorphologist and I love rivers. Every year I follow the activity of floods with excitement. From my city home in Seattle I watch the news about winter flooding, an increasing problem that comes with heavier rainstorms. I go out and stand on curbs, watching misdirected drainage run by me on the street. I listen to the wind and the rain, thinking about the leaky roof of my top-floor. That really doesn’t caution me enough. I hold it in as long as I can, but I can’t help myself. I have to drive out to see the rivers. I feel their power in my blood. When water moves quickly and powerfully, I am most drawn to it; so I go.