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Naked Goddess Guide to Swimming the Universe

April 14, 2017
Naked Goddess Guide to Swimming the Universe
 
by the High Priestess
With the March equinox comes a rare balance between dark and light, day and night, forbidden and indulgent. As spring arrives new beginnings are illuminated, if not fabricated, and we bid farewell to the past.
Not only is March the month of beginning (Aries) and ending (Pisces) on our cosmic calendar, but our Goddess Venus is also going retrograde! ...

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Urban Swimways London Calling

May 16, 2017
Urban Swimways London Calling
 
By Garrett Martin
HAP columnist, Garrett Martin, is a River Hugger and lifelong swimmer. He writes a column about swimming in cities around the world.

After checking out our neighboring cold-weather counterparts (San Fran, Seattle), I decided to see what’s happening yonder across the Atlantic. Of course those cities have the benefit of having ...

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HAPpy People: Garrett Martin

May 16, 2017
By Christina Malango
 
Meet Garrett Martin – architect, teacher, swimmer, River Hugger, dreamer extraordinaire. In short, a pretty cool dude.

How did you encounter the River Huggers?  

One morning two summers ago I was riding my bike across the Hawthorne bridge into work, I looked down and saw a bunch of people in bathing suits and swim caps just getting out of the water. I’d ...

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Humans wanted for City Council meeting

May 16, 2017
Humans wanted for City Council meeting
 
 
 
Are you a human who happens to love the beautiful Willamette River that flows through our city? Would you like to see beaches along the shores of downtown Portland, with safe places for you and other humans to access, swim and play in the water? Then we’ve got an opportunity for you on June 7th from 2-4!
 
HAP and others who support ...

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Esoteric ramblings from the Ringleader

May 16, 2017
Esoteric ramblings from the Ringleader
 
 
I am looking to take on a vocabulary change. I have grown tired of the word “partnering” being thrown around today. I prefer the word “cooperation”.
 
Partnering feels like a box you check when filling out a grant application. Partnering is so 1980’s. I am not at a swinger’s party tossing my keys in a bowl. I ...

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HAPpy People: Rory Marion

April 14, 2017
HAPpy People: Rory Marion
Check out Rory's YouTube channel here:
youtube.com/c/cinematographytoday
 
Meet HAP videographer, drone pilot, philosopher, and young man about town, Rory Marion. Who is this 13-year old you may have heard about? If you’ve been following HAP’s FB page you’ve seen his work—fun videos of River Huggers with traces of animation and music—delightful ...

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