The Curious Case of Brownie the Flying Cat

Anna was tracking a stray, brown cat that we saw through the back door. Then its paw prints suddenly disappeared. I wondered what happened. Rather than investigate, I chose to fictionalize where Brownie ended up. Spoiler alert: he’s okay, but he did have a rough go of it for a while. * * * Brownie […]

Municipalization

Most restaurants in the Portland metro have shut their doors because of COVID-19. Those that remain have cut back on service. Some have laid off staff entirely and have expressed no plans to reopen.  To prevent this cannibalization of the daily lunch fare, I suggest we take a page from the federal and state playbooks […]