Below are the most recent tweets from Ruth Reichl, prolific Twitterer and editor-for-now of Gourmet—a series which reads, in light of today’s news, in the ecstasy-to-agony manner of a morality play in miniature:

Portland is so lovable. Lunch at Ping: spicy baby octopus, tender pork collar, Thai sausage, soft noodles in garlic oil. Sipping vinegar! (4:51 PM Sep 30th from web)

Still dark. Too early to get coffee. Showered, packed, waiting for taxi at 5 a.m. Book tour! Love Portland, but now it’s on to Seattle. (4:51 AM Oct 1st from web)

Just had lunch at Tamarind Tree. Great piles of herbs arrived along with grilled pork, noodles, fresh rice papers. Also coconut rice. (4:12 PM Oct 1st from web)

Packing again. Off to airport. Home! Woke up hungry, thinking about the splendid fried chicken sandwich at Bakesale Betty’s in Oakland. (5:28 AM Oct 2nd from web

Just had dinner at Marea with Nick. Pretty perfect. Geoduck. Cavatelli with shrimp. Risotto. Terrific wine too. (9:23 PM Oct 2nd from web)

Foggy fall afternoon. Cup of lemon tea. Outside the window a deer is munching on the lawn. About to start the Saturday puzzle. Happy. (1:16 PM Oct 3rd from web)

Thank you all SO much for this outpouring of support. It means a lot. Sorry not to be posting now, but I’m packing. We’re all stunned, sad. (about 1 hour ago from web)
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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.