It’s Easy Being Green — Even After Death

  Leslie Jocelyn Aickin   1947 ~ 20??   “She loved the Earth, and now the earth is loving her right back.”...

Wanda Fuca: Of Votes and Potatoes

by Wanda Fuca Election season is here, and just like clockwork, so is the best entertainment. If campaigns were...

Senior City: How Old Are We?

By Dan Klepinger and Ross Anderson. You’ve probably noticed that Port Townsend and Jefferson County...

Porgy and Bess now

Don White was on KPTZ last week hosting his “Broadway Showtime” program and talking about the musical Porgy and Bess, the 1959...

There is a road

There is a road I drive many evenings between a friend's house and mine


By Wanda Fuca Roundabout is our inaugural items column, an ongoing collection of local observations and anecdotes that seem...

The Deep Sanity of Living in a Co-Housing Village

By Brad Matsen             In the winter of 2019, my sweetheart and I moved into...

Closer to South

By Bob Francis (map looking due north of Port Townsendby Google Earth)             I moved, he moved....

Welcome to The Rainshadow Journal!

Rainshadow Journal is a website of news, commentary  and photography produced by a collective of retired journalists and co-conspirators, most of us...


So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world,...

From Lupine to Chinooks, the Elwha Pulses

By Jessica Plumb Feature photo of Glines Canyon Dam reservoir by Jessica Plumb In September 2011,...

50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish

Port Townsend's Marine Trades By Ernie Baird with an introduction by Ross Anderson. Photos by Joel Rogers.

On the hard: Chichagof

From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories The Power Scow Chichagof. Chichagof is...

On the Hard: Sea Lass

Requiem for a Brown Owl By Joel Rogers and Peter Bruckner