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,...

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...

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...

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...

Birding in a time of plague

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By Stephen Grace A few days ago I saw a Townsend’s solitaire on a bluff above Discovery Bay. I had...

Feeding people, saving farms

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By Barry Mitzman Anyone on the Olympic Peninsula who eats—or who’s concerned about the safety and reliability of the...

One Man’s Island

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One Man’s Island Refuge By Ross Anderson When the governor issued his unprecedented “stay in place”...

Savoring The Covid Silence

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by Karen L. Sullivan Once, deep in an Alaskan winter in the abyss of a post-divorce-induced depression, I spent...

PT Joblessness: Worst Since the 1930s

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How bad is the economic impact of the Covid-19 shutdown in Jefferson County? Initial numbers are trickling in, and they...

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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,...

How I found Port Townsend

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By Allison Arthur Telling stories, changing stories All I remember is that it was hot...

On the Hard: Sea Lass

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Requiem for a Brown Owl By Joel Rogers and Peter Bruckner

Science Reporting: Hype or Hope?

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Recently, a sea-grizzled, Pulitzer-award winning journalist asked me if I thought the print media did a good job of science reporting.  I...

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...