Pandemic Predictions

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More than a year and a half into the pandemic, the transition back to normalcy has been tragically upended by a combination of the...

SuperNatural BC? Do Not Enter

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The B.C. provincial government has greeted spring with a stern order to those who would recreate in “Beautiful British Columbia”:  Stay home. With a...

Why Covid-19 Vaccine Refusal is Dangerous

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A recent Rainshadow article by Peggy Myre featured a photo I took while waiting in the Jefferson Healthcare vaccine automobile line. Within two days...

Love in the Time of Covid

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March 15, 2020, message from the Port Townsend School District: We are looking forward to seeing students at school on Monday so teachers and students can...

The Back of the Herd

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Looking through the windshield while waiting in line at the Jefferson Healthcare drive-thru vaccination clinic. (Karen Sullivan photo) Have you overheard the wafting conversations from...

The Value of Humor in Navigating Dire Straits

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Being neither an early bird nor a night owl but more of an exhausted pigeon, I have come to realize that no, we’re not...

Treading Water: PT’s Nonprofits and the Virus

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By Ross Anderson When the state closed down for the pandemic, the staff of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center did what most of us...

Screen Binging? Not Me. No Way

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I never thought I could binge out streaming videos, but one rainy day changed that. I know it's happening out there. Home-bound Americans are camped...

Assessing Science Amid the Pandemic

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Science is making a comeback. Putting aside the lazy, if not insulting cliché of scientist as nerd, as if studious curiosity was a character...

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What Puget Sound Pilots Want You to Know

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It may sound counterintuitive, but when a big ship leaves the high seas and enters the restricted waters of Puget Sound, it is entering...

Welcome to The Rainshadow Journal!

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Rainshadow Journal is a website of news, commentary  and photography produced by a collective of retired journalists and co-conspirators, most of us in Port...

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

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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 View From Blyn Lookout

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                                        A couple of months ago my husband, Bruce, and I bought a new-to-us camper, the cabover style, from some folks out near Lake...

Flattening the Climate Curve

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"We have met the enemy and they is us." Pogo by Walt Kelly "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely...