Senior City: Why Should We Care?

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By Ross Anderson OK boomers.  Take a look at what we’ve done to our adopted home. A generation ago, Port Townsend was a nice, waterfront town...

Millions of Birds in Trump’s Crosshairs

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By Karen Sullivan A new interpretation of a century-old law meant to protect birds would not only leave more birds dead, it would also add...

Far from the centers of power

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Around the country, right now, millions of people are protesting. The conditions of their lives dictate that they put themselves, their friends, and their...

Planting Trees Will Help Reduce Carbon, But You Have To Do It Right

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By Dan Chasen. (This article originally appeared in Post Alley). Arbor Day, the nearly-150-year-old holiday on which people plant trees, was earlier this month. ...

Covid-19 and Campaign ’20: The Good News

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The human consequences of the pandemic are grim, and the economic impacts even worse. At some point, however, we may see some benefits from...

Uninsured in Jefferson County

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By Barry Mitzman Obamacare doesn’t get much love from Democratic presidential candidates other than Joe Biden, but new numbers from the Office of Financial Management...

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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...

A Winter’s Diary

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Dec 31, 2020: It was foggy this morning, and temps have not dipped below freezing in a long time. There was a thick frost...

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...

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...

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...