Tayloe Washburn

Tayloe is a former history major and history high school teacher. He devoted most of his career to practicing land use law in Seattle, until he left law to start and serve as Dean of the Seattle Graduate Campus in South Lake Union for Northeastern University. He has retired and he and his wife Deborah now live in Port Townsend, where he devotes his time to tennis, Petanque, biking and service on the Fort Worden Foundation Board. As he has a nautical flagpole outside his home, a few times a week he writes a “Mast Memo” on the flags being flown that day, which covers a topic of current or historical interest.


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...

Latest Pourhouse scuttlebutt

While drinking away a sunny day with friends, the discovery by Wanda of a new barbeque joint was welcomed news, even if it is...

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...

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...