The world got to me last week and while I remembered I needed to put together a post, it just never happened.
1. This is hyper local, as they say, but local restaurant Bad Saint announced their closure this week. The Washingtonian piece has been updated to include comment from one of the owners. It includes the note that Bad Saint's tiny space, which made getting in so coveted for a while, also made it something that was tough to manage in an airborne pandemic. I look forward to whatever they do next. After they rest.
2. I understand that unusual immigration situations are no less worthy than run of the mill ones, but this story of a woman who had been living in the UK, but went to Jamaica in 2020 to get married, got stuck there, got pregnant, had hyperemisis gravidarum, so couldn't travel while pregnant, had her baby, and now is being told her baby isn't allowed in the UK, is just wild. (She's allowed back. Just not her months old baby.) Of course, I said it's wild, but yes, this is basically our system here too.
3. This interview with the woman who won many of the categories in the County Fair is cute.
4. This partially illustrated explainer about planning travel in a pandemic era, talks through some important considerations, like do you have the space and funds to isolate if you get sick.
Also, over on the newsletter, the second quarter reading roundup happened.