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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The lost commencement address by Tom Robbins

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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...

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 Delightful Harbor Seal

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One of the delights of my Port Townsend life is watching harbor seals. Looking out at the sea while walking along a beach, I...

Living by the Wind

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Wilderness is a state of mind Ten years ago, my husband and I sailed our 24-foot boat across the Pacific Ocean from Puget Sound to...

On the Hard: Catalyst

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Catalyst and the Beautiful Wild Country             Catalyst departed Port Townsend on May 5th to begin her mid-May...