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....

There is a road

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There is a road I drive many evenings between a friend's house and mine To the west a jagged line of firs black against the evening sky. The sky, deep...

Roundabout

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

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...

Closer to South

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By Bob Francis (map looking due north of Port Townsendby Google Earth)             I moved, he moved. I stopped, he stopped, and his motorcycle fell...

Welcome to The Rainshadow Journal!

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

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The 2021 Shipwrights’ Regatta: Maximum Fun

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photo above by Joel Rogers Most Washingtonians recognize that February is a winter month, and that the weather can go from calm to gale-force and...

On the Hard: Pelican

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Pelican: In the World of Wooden Boats The one-time research vessel Pelican was hauled out at Port Townsend's...

Fort Núñez Gaona

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In 1792, Spanish colonists, led by Lt. Sálvador Fidalgo, constructed Fort Núñez Gaona on the shore of Neah Bay. Named after Admiral Manuel Núñez...

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...

Homelessness: What you see isn’t what you get

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Dan looked like an Army sergeant. Denise looked like a Vogue model. If you had crossed paths with them in downtown Port Townsend in the...