Meet Eleanora…

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center's new Giant Pacific Octopus This story was published in the Port Townsend Leader.  She’s friendly, but reserved. She likes to play, but she’s also dignified. She’s a lady, but she also likes to eat fish popsicles. Her name is Eleanora, and she’s a Giant Pacific Octopus. “We’re still getting … Continue reading Meet Eleanora…

What Is In the Ocean?

By now we've all heard of it: that abstract giant mass of garbage, three times the size of France that's floating out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Garbage Island, or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. We're worried about it, collectively, especially when we think of all those cute otters and seals choking … Continue reading What Is In the Ocean?

“Ripple Effect” – Digital Media Week in AZ

Last week I headed to Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism to participate in the Dow Jones News Fund digital media program with 10 other student journalists who had been selected from around the country. After a few days brushing up on our digital media skills, we got to work reporting on the issue of child drownings in … Continue reading “Ripple Effect” – Digital Media Week in AZ

Bringing LGBTQ history to life

Eric Marcus, a journalist, author and historian, lives across the street from radio producer Sara Burningham in West Chelsea. With his three-decade-old audio archive of interviews with LGBTQ activists, icons and allies combined with Burningham’s production skills, the two neighbors have created a podcast, “Making Gay History.” The podcast first launched in October 2016 and … Continue reading Bringing LGBTQ history to life