Shavings in my brassiere #5

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ANOTHER USE FOR IT I worked for a fella many years ago who had a small sailboat and a small budget.  It needed a lot of...

When I was a Secret Agent

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Many years ago and far, far away, (southwest Florida in 1982, to be exact), I was living and working in a marina fifteen miles...

Diana Talley – Shavings in my brassiere #4

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Boats and Shipwrights Jack graduated Edison Tech after World War 2 and became a shipwright. Working with long lengths of tight grained Alaska Yellow Cedar,...

Flip Wingrove’s Joyful Flight – 1930-2022

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A decade ago, I stood in front of my house alongside my neighbor, Phillip “Flip” Wingrove, and watched the Boeing 787 Dreamliner soar over...

Diana Talley: Shavings in my Brassiere #3

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We bring you another week of stories from Port Townsend's shipwright Diana Talley. The Leak “If you can keep a boat afloat for 24 hours, you...

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...

Diana Talley – Shavings in my brassiere #2

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ABSENTIA I left something behind at a fancy hotel... in absentia.  Many years ago an old girlfriend was having a passionate, extremely private affair with a...

Diana Talley – Shavings in my brassiere

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I met the unsinkable Diana Talley many years ago. It was at a party of wooden boat people. Diana has been a foundational person...

We Regret the Error: 100 Years of Editorial Blindness

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The following story first appeared in Post Alley. Last weekend, the Seattle Times issued a highly unusual mea culpa, revisiting and apologizing for its 1942...

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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...

The New Supreme Court

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Cartoon above by Karen Sullivan. The Democrats should have a chance of beating Republicans in many states, with a newly fired up base because...

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...

Infinite Tenderness – Chapter 2

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In the first part of Infinite Tenderness to appear in Rainshadow Journal, you met Hershel Prall, who was looking for his son Landon on...

Update: Protection Island

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It could have been worse.  So says Peter Hodum, of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, after a day assessing the biological damage...