One September

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A few days after Karen died, the phone rang. It was the funeral director, informing me that her remains were ready to be picked...

Review: Telémachus by Michael Daley

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Port Townsend readers may find this emotionally gripping novel by former Port Townsend writer, Michael Daley, hauntingly familiar.  Telémachus is a timeless dream of a book that takes place in a...

Sorting out the Shakedown

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I am in the thick, green, wet and sparkly Maine woods. My writing station set up with tea, breakfast, and Merlin bird app, to...

Infinite Tenderness – Chapter 10

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Seventeen years ago today, August 29, 2005—also a Monday—Hurricane Katrina roared ashore in Louisiana and Mississippi, changing a multitude of lives forever. The storm...

Crossing the Delaware

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Corky Parker has been living in two worlds for a number of years, between a home in Port Townsend and running the eco-lodge La...

Infinite Tenderness – Chapter 9

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Chapter 9 of the unpublished novel “Infinite Tenderness” by local author & Rainshadow Journal founding member Mark Clemens. Next week we bring you the...

Peninsula authors finalists for Washington State Book Awards

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Washington State has announced the finalists for the best books of 2021 written by Washington authors. Port Townsend author JoAnne Tompkins is a finalist...

Infinite Tenderness – Chapter 8

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Chapter 8 of the unpublished novel “Infinite Tenderness” by local author & Rainshadow Journal founding member Mark Clemens. Dewey Bassett is just trying to...

Infinite Tenderness – Chapter 7

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Chapter 7 of the unpublished novel “Infinite Tenderness” by local author & Rainshadow Journal founding member Mark Clemens. It’s the end of August 2005, and we’re...

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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....