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...

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...

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 this species in mind because a...

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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, another Ivy...

On the Hard: The Lady Washington

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories The Lady Washington, Washington State's Ship Approaching the Port of Port Townsend's Boat Haven Marina, it was easy...

The Good News: Puget Sound Herring

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Spring on Puget Sound is about gardens bursting with tulips and daffodils, white sails set against glistening blue seas, and massive, shimmering schools of...

Hush-hush: Our Biggest Park is a Local Secret

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Port Townsend is surrounded by state parks.  From Point Hudson, we look into at least five: Fort Worden and Fort Casey to the east,...

Birds on the Beach

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Gulls are not the only feathered friends found on our local beaches. Some birds spend most of their time foraging along the beaches, including...