The Delightful Harbor Seal

One of the delights of my Port Townsend life is watching harbor seals. Looking out at the sea while walking along a beach, I...

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The Book John Steinbeck Almost Wrote About the Pacific Northwest

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Reprinted from Post Alley, used by permission. The marine biologist, philosopher, and pioneer ecologist Ed Ricketts is well-known to fans of John Steinbeck as the...

Beautiful Banded Brant

River Otters

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The lost commencement address by Tom Robbins

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Photo of Tom Robbins by Dan Wallen. Used with permission of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections MPH1272 When I was the editor of the...

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

The Delightful Harbor Seal

Living by the Wind

On the Hard: Catalyst

On the Water - On the Hard

Living by the Wind

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Wilderness is a state of mind Ten years ago, my husband and I sailed our 24-foot boat across the Pacific Ocean from Puget Sound to...

Sorting out the Shakedown

Crossing the Delaware

Birds

Our Pescatarian Birds – Part 2

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Part 1 of this two-part series included gulls, crows, a merganser, a tern, an auklet, and a guillemot with their fish. Now we’ll take...

Our Pescatarian Birds Part 1

Our Local Baby Birds

Musings & Memoirs

A Christmas Eve Story

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When I was a young girl my father always assisted Santa in the most delightful ways. It was one of his special things that...

What I Came Here For

Shavings in my Brassiere #12

Shavings in My Brassiere #11

History

The Book John Steinbeck Almost Wrote About the Pacific Northwest

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Reprinted from Post Alley, used by permission. The marine biologist, philosopher, and pioneer ecologist Ed Ricketts is well-known to fans of John Steinbeck as the...

50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish

Tamanowas Rock

Art & Music

Critters

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Photography by Joel Rogers. Click on any image to go full screen.

Fall Color

Spiders are Special

Port Townsend Pets

Home & Garden

Spider Sticks

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                                                 A spider stick is any handy light branch or stem which you have stripped of its leaves and twigs, cut to three feet or...

Writing

December Story

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Every year when Christmas time rolls around, I think about my Aunt Bobbs’ story. This year things are a little different, but it doesn’t...

A Christmas Eve Story

The Catacombs

COVID

Pandemic Predictions

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More than a year and a half into the pandemic, the transition back to normalcy has been tragically upended by a combination of the...

Love in the Time of Covid

The Back of the Herd