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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...

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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...

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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...

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So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

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On the Water - On the Hard

Sorting out the Shakedown

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I am in the thick, green, wet and sparkly Maine woods. My writing station set up with tea, breakfast, and Merlin bird app, to...

Crossing the Delaware

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Birds

Our Local Baby Birds

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Feature photo: Mallard Duckling at Kah Tai Lagoon All photos by Wendy Feltham. One of the delights of summer in Port Townsend is noticing baby birds...

Birds on the Beach

Musings & Memoirs

Shavings in my Brassiere #12

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Tim, Linda and Taz Taz really was a sweet little dog.  Few people ever knew that.  Though I’m unsure how he got his name, he...

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

Port Townsend Pets

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Pets are in the news! This week alone the New York Times had a story about a trained mink in Utah and a report...

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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

One September

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A few days after Karen died, the phone rang. It was the funeral director, informing me that her remains were ready to be picked...

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Crossing the Delaware

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