Carl Berger

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Founding member and Rainshadow webmaster emeritus. Prior to 35 years wandering about the industrial construction world, Carl Berger spent five years as publisher, editor, reporter, photographer and janitor for a small weekly newspaper in Wyoming. Retired now, he moved to Port Townsend in 2017 and keeps busy tending to his wooden boat, Sockeye, a 45-foot converted Pacific Northwest fishing troller built in 1944.


Our Pescatarian Birds – Part 2

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...

The lost commencement address by Tom Robbins

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...

Garth Hudson’s PT Performance Remembered

An update from Charlie Bermant: I first published Garth Hudson’s address with encouragement to write him and then this address was picked up by...

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...

Our Pescatarian Birds Part 1

Cover photo: Great Blue Heron with Fish Birds have evolved to eat all kinds of food— insects, seeds, grains, nuts, seaweed, worms, other birds, and...