Cathy Nickum

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A native to the PNW, Cathy Nickum lived on Bainbridge Island for many years before moving to Port Townsend in 2019. She received a degree in journalism from the UW in 1976 and has been a contributing writer, editor and columnist at various newspapers and magazines including the Bainbridge Review, 48 North, Latitude 38, the Kitsap Sun, the Weekly, the Seattle P-I and others. She also published the Busy Bee, a women's journal, and the Bainbridge Buzz, an online magazine, during her time on Bainbridge Island.

Forever Young



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...

Getting a Little Squirrely

Squirrels are fascinating, and we have 25 species of the Squirrel Family in our region, according to David Moskowitz’s Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest....

It’s Easy Being Green — Even After Death

  Leslie Jocelyn Aickin   1947 ~ 2023   “She loved the Earth, and now the earth is loving her right back.”   Feature photo...

Where’s my Glass of Wine? And What Does Housing Have to Do With It?

I recently went out for dinner with a neighbor, a part-time, mostly-here-in-the-summer- kind of neighbor. He teaches at a university, leads research, and publishes...

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...