Insectivore Birds Part 2

Here’s the second of a two-part series on insect-eating birds. In Part 1 I wrote of the importance of insects, and described some of...

Deep River Road – A Book begins a Journey                                                 

Words and Photographs by Joel W. Rogers October 17th 2022   Cape Disappointment State Park. Once again, my 1999 Subaru and I are doing what we were...

Brazilian music in our “little village”

We are republishing this article from last year as we begin the 2023 Centrum Choro workshop. Some years back a Brazilian musical friend stated "we...


Photography by Joel Rogers. Click on any image to go full screen.

Fall Color

Just a shot showing the first sign of fall. A branch turns first on this oak.

Spiders are Special

Spider Web Colors Lasers? Northern Lights? Woven belts? No, this is a spider web. Lately I’ve been fascinated with one of the eight-legged arachnids—...

Port Townsend Pets

Pets are in the news! This week alone the New York Times had a story about a trained mink in Utah and a report...

Fort Worden Creative Alliance: Arts and Culture Come Alive!

As KPTZ, Jefferson County’s community radio station, readies itself to begin broadcasting in its new studios in Building 305, exciting plans are afoot at...

Our Local Baby Birds

Feature photo: Mallard Duckling at Kah Tai Lagoon All photos by Wendy Feltham. One of the delights of summer in Port Townsend is noticing baby birds...


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...

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...

Sockeye & Me: Two Journeys Cross Paths

Like so many of our neighbors, I was drawn to Port Townsend by saltwater and sawdust, and by the amazing wooden boats that blend...

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...

George Vancouver and the Puget Sound Map

On a foggy spring morning in May, 1792, 231 years ago this week, a sea-weary group of British sailors made their way out of...