Here’s a brief postcard from the City of Subdued Excitement: Bellingham, Washington. We escaped Seattle for the weekend with just one wiener, little Ardie. There’s just something about Bellingham that cures my misanthropy. We’ll be relaxing at the Chrysalis, seeing a film at the Pickford, and overeating at the Bayou. But now I am off to indulge in one of my favorite pleasures: afternoon hotel naps.