More Than a Camping Trip

October 7, 2008

My morning email trek began with discovery of a story that pushes aside all the world’s troubles. Even with NPR blaring about economic travails and bitter presidential politics, I was transported to the East Oregon mountains and into a stranger’s childhood memory.

The 1,004-word evocation of a father’s love for his son isn’t a story one expects to find on a web site devoted to the Portland restaurant and food scene. Maybe I’ll reread “Smoke Follows Beauty” during tonight’s debate to remind myself of what really matters.