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Life in the Future
Welcome your new overlords

We live in the future now. Sure, maybe you thought it was 2020 not long ago, a time when people met for after-work drinks and wandered the streets in packs and had, you know, weddings and funerals in person with other people who were also in person, but that was then and this is now.

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The Chair
Life lessons at Kayostia Beach

I was backpacking on the Olympic Coast last week (social distancing indeed) with two companions. The weather was stormy—howling wind and sideways rain—when we arrived at Kayostia Beach, near the Norwegian Memorial, 10 miles from the closest National Park trailhead.

We had the beach to…

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Crowd Control
An audience alert

What a difference a day makes.

When Cascadia Weekly prepared to go to press on Tues., March 10 it was business as (almost) usual. An array of entertainment options had been collected, catalogued and set in print, and although concerns about COVID-19 had caused a few events to be canceled,…

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Dash and Dine
Beat it, then eat it

The night before an emergency declaration signed by Governor Jay Inslee went into effect temporarily shutting down bars and restaurants in Washington state and capping public gatherings at 50 people or less, my boyfriend and I made one last happy-hour stop at the Jalapenos restaurant on…

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