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...

Welcome back

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Rainshadow is back. But where have we been? Let's say that it is easy to start a production such as this, but it's very...

The View From Blyn Lookout

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                                        A couple of months ago my husband, Bruce, and I bought a new-to-us camper, the cabover style, from some folks out near Lake...

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...

It’s Easy Being Green — Even After Death

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

Wanda Fuca: Of Votes and Potatoes

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by Wanda Fuca Election season is here, and just like clockwork, so is the best entertainment. If campaigns were awarded Emmys, ours would go to...

Senior City: How Old Are We?

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By Dan Klepinger and Ross Anderson. You’ve probably noticed that Port Townsend and Jefferson County are old.  But numbers don't tell the whole story. How...

Porgy and Bess now

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

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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...

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...

River Otters

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Was that a sea otter or a river otter you just saw swimming offshore? People often think they see sea otters foraging on our...

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...

Diana Talley – Shavings in my brassiere

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I met the unsinkable Diana Talley many years ago. It was at a party of wooden boat people. Diana has been a foundational person...