Ann Candioto

Ann Candioto’s peripatetic childhood, spent following her Dad’s military career, carried over into her own adult life. Coming of age in the infamous mid-60’s and evolving, by turns, from a high school art teacher, to a junior bureaucrat, to therapy for young brain-damaged children; on to Master Gardener training in 1984, plus waitressing and upholstery, then a retail business and finally garden design and consulting. She’s stuck with that, as well as the second of two husbands, for forty-five years; thirty spent on Bainbridge Island before moving to Port Townsend in 2002. She now tends a large edible and ornamental garden a couple of hundred feet above windy Discovery Bay.


Birds on the Beach

Gulls are not the only feathered friends found on our local beaches. Some birds spend most of their time foraging along the beaches, including...

Remembering Jerry Gorsline

Just before Jerry Gorsline died he loaned me a book: “Black Brant: Sea Goose of the Pacific Coast.” We had exchanged stories about this...

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world, another Ivy...

Why Covid-19 Vaccine Refusal is Dangerous

A recent Rainshadow article by Peggy Myre featured a photo I took while waiting in the Jefferson Healthcare vaccine automobile line. Within two days...

On the hard: Thea Foss

From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Movie Stars, Depth Charges and Tugboat Annie: The Story of the Thea Foss I still can't think of...