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



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...

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...

The Insights of Tralfamadorians and Quakers

Port Townsend author JoAnne Tompkins's novel What Comes After was the winner of the 2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize runner up in fiction award...

Managing Fishermen, Just for the Halibut

Sometime soon, halibut will return to tables from Port Townsend to Manhattan. It will be excellent fish, pearly white, never frozen, fresh off the...

Cherishing Our Actual Lives Beneath the Clouds

I lived most of my life in the Southwest, far from the upper left-hand corner of this country.  How did I encounter Mike O’Connor...