The Philosophical Gardener: Seasonality

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We have had a rather dark and stormy autumn here in the rainshadow; a good deal of the autumn color has been torn from...

The Philosophical Gardener: Boolbs?

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Beverley Nichols, born 1898, was a reporter and author, in a variety of genres, in post WWII, mid-century Britain.  He was something of a...

The Philosophical Gardener: Salad Days

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  References to one’s “salad days,” it seems, began with Shakespeare when he wrote it in a line for Cleopatra who...

Philosophical Gardener: Poseurs

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                                                                           Yes, one sees them now in supermarkets, bright red, big-bosomed fruits piled high in plastic boxes luring us to a summer fantasy...

The Philosophical Gardener: Peas

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“The enemies of peas are few in number, but great in power. Chopped gorse sown with                the seed will prevent the ravages of mice,...

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Garth Hudson’s PT Performance Remembered

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Ten years ago this month Port Townsend music fans were all atwitter about an appearance by Garth Hudson, a key member of the revered...

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...

How I found Port Townsend

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By Allison Arthur Telling stories, changing stories All I remember is that it was hot and I wanted to get home and off U.S. Highway...

On the hard: Thea Foss

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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...

Boys – and Girls – In the Boat

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Port Townsend’s Legacy of Wooden Rowing Shells In 1998 the phone rang at the Cupola House, then home of the Wooden Boat Foundation, and was...