Sockeye & Me: Two Journeys Cross Paths

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Like so many of our neighbors, I was drawn to Port Townsend by saltwater and sawdust, and by the amazing wooden boats that blend...

PT & Me: Living the Good Life in a Bubble

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Some 40 years before the Pandemic, I climbed aboard my 21-foot wooden sloop in Seattle and groped north up fogbound Puget Sound, headed for...

Kathy Francis: Nothing Matters But the People

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By Bob Francis A disciple told Confucius one day that he was thinking of moving and asked for his advice. The Master said, "Don't choose the...

PT & ME: A LOVE LETTER

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Dearest Port Townsend, In this time of pandemic, and the first cancellation of the Wooden Boat Festival in 44 years, I’m in mourning. An...

The Deep Sanity of Living in a Co-Housing Village

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By Brad Matsen             In the winter of 2019, my sweetheart and I moved into a fifty-five-and-over co-housing community on the western slope of Morgan...

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...

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Tempest in a Y Pool

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The latest right wing news firestorm is now centered on Port Townsend. Recently, an "80 year old grandma" named Julie Jaman was banned for...

Cocco….what? The Secret Lives of Puget Sound Plankton

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Last weekend, folks in the Port Townsend area found themselves gawking at Discovery Bay, wondering what to make of the strange turquoise color that...

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...

Sometimes You Can See the Going Coming

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This week we welcome the wonderful writing of Corky Parker to The Rainshadow Journal. Corky has been living in two worlds for a number...