It's fun to sit on the river bank and watch the water go by.
Sean Fleming has done that, we suspect, but he's also thought a lot more deeply about rivers and what they represent, both in reality and in metaphor.
Fleming is a geophysicist at Oregon State University and the author of Where The River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth's Waterways.
From how rivers shape the landscape and vice-versa... to how fluctuations in stock markets mimic rivers, there's a lot in here.
The author visits with many thoughts on rivers.