FAQs for Non-Karens

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By Karen Sullivan To whom it may concern: Do you think being a Karen is easy? It was a perfectly good name for years, until you...

The Deranged Gourmet, Part 5 (Last in Series)

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Recipes from the 1950s: A Lawless Hellscape For anyone who can remember the middle years of the last century, this series has been a fond...

The Deranged Gourmet Part 4

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Recipes from the 1950s: Super Supper LoafsThe Deranged Gourmet, Part 4 We're so excited to bring you these Super Supper Loaf recipes from the 1950s...

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...

The Deranged Gourmet, Part 3

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Recipes from the 1950s: Dead Things in Aspic Plants and animals have been getting stuck in amber since the beginning of the Cretaceous Era, and...

Recipes From the 1950s: Passive-Aggressive Casseroles

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The Deranged Gourmet, Part 2 Food prices are nuts, amirite? They're are so high that when you buy a popsicle you have to pay extra...

Recipes from the 1950s: Frozen Salads

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The Deranged Gourmet, Part 1. Inflation is here and food prices are so crazy it's almost cheaper to eat money! Today, in the first...

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...

The Long Long, Grey Grey, Cold Cold Winter of 2021-22

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Rainshadow contributor Ann Candioto relishes in the end of winter and the start of gardening season. Lately I’ve been thinking about a T-shirt, grey of...

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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: Chichagof

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories The Power Scow Chichagof. Chichagof is a power scow, a salmon scow, a fish tender. The U.S....