The New Supreme Court

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Science & Environment

Becoming a Citizen Scientist

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Citizen scientists brave a hailstorm. Photo by Wendy Feltham. After a career as an elementary school principal, I moved to Port Townsend and surprised myself...

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...

The New Supreme Court

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

Update: Protection Island

On the Water - On the Hard

On the Hard: Catalyst

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Catalyst and the Beautiful Wild Country             Catalyst departed Port Townsend on May 5th to begin her mid-May...

A Boating Conundrum

Birds

Warming climate is already changing the Olympic Peninsula’s birds

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By Steve Hampton The world of birds is on the move, and that includes the Olympic Peninsula. We now have hummingbirds in winter and scrub-jays...

Birds on the Beach

Birds In Flight

Musings & Memoirs

Shavings in my brassiere #5

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ANOTHER USE FOR IT I worked for a fella many years ago who had a small sailboat and a small budget.  It needed a lot of...

History

America’s Guidebooks: The Way We Were

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Eighty years ago this fall, the state Historical Society published “Washington: A Guide to the Evergreen State.”  At 700 pages and some 250,000 words,...

50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish

Tamanowas Rock

Fort Núñez Gaona

Art & Music

Brazilian music in our “little village”

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Some years back a Brazilian musical friend stated "we are amazed to find our music here so far from home in your little village."...

Goodbye to winter Part 1

Home & Garden

Staying ahead of myself

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it is now mid-spring and I am in a familiar dilemma: staying ahead of myself. Gardening is a reciprocal relationship, I do...

Writing

Infinite Tenderness – Chapter 2

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In the first part of Infinite Tenderness to appear in Rainshadow Journal, you met Hershel Prall, who was looking for his son Landon on...

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