Shavings in my Brassiere #12

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Tim, Linda and Taz Taz really was a sweet little dog.  Few people ever knew that.  Though I’m unsure how he got his name, he...

Shavings in My Brassiere #11

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Restoration  Still knowing nothing other than I wanted to start, my first boat restoration was pulled off entirely by committee. My community committee. ...

Shavings in my brassiere: #10

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LaPush Entering the Quillayute River on a good day must be difficult. I'm just guessing of course, because I've never gone in on a good...

Shavings in my brassiere: #9

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Sag Harbor Unable to find our size and styles of brassieres in Port Townsend, Kashmira and I started a yearly tradition. We’d meet in downtown...

Shavings in my brassiere: #8

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Boat Midwifery (In honor of the launching of the Western Flyer, we thought this appropriate as the next installment of Diana's wonderful tales. - The...

Shavings in my brassiere #7

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ABC - Always Be Careful There's a particular sound a high powered industrial power tool makes when the material being cut changes from wood to...

Shavings in my brassiere #6

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My Abortion Of course I got pregnant the first time I did it.  So young, I knew nothing about sex nor what it might bring...

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...

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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...

Spider Sticks

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                                                 A spider stick is any handy light branch or stem which you have stripped of its leaves and twigs, cut to three feet or...

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...

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...

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...