A Christmas Eve Story

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When I was a young girl my father always assisted Santa in the most delightful ways. It was one of his special things that...

Every Act of Reaching Out is a Seed

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Remembering China and Tibet With Richard Wojt The recent passing of Port Townsend’s extraordinary statesman Richard Wojt caused me to reflect on a remarkable...

What I Came Here For

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Okay. Whew. This is, indeed the life. And… sigh. The one I was looking for. Breathing into it. Owning the length of time, and...

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...

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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...

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...

The Delightful Harbor Seal

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One of the delights of my Port Townsend life is watching harbor seals. Looking out at the sea while walking along a beach, I...

Living by the Wind

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Wilderness is a state of mind Ten years ago, my husband and I sailed our 24-foot boat across the Pacific Ocean from Puget Sound to...

On the Hard: Catalyst

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Catalyst and the Beautiful Wild Country             Catalyst departed Port Townsend on May 5th to begin her mid-May...