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,...

How I found Port Townsend

By Allison Arthur Telling stories, changing stories All I remember is that it was hot...

On the Hard: Sea Lass

Requiem for a Brown Owl By Joel Rogers and Peter Bruckner

Science Reporting: Hype or Hope?

Recently, a sea-grizzled, Pulitzer-award winning journalist asked me if I thought the print media did a good job of science reporting.  I...

Flattening the Climate Curve

"We have met the enemy and they is us." Pogo by Walt Kelly "The farther backward you...