I saw a pirate yesterday in downtown Portland. He walked past me while I was waiting for the MAX. He had a bandana on his head, hoop earrings, and an eyepatch. He did not have a parrot or a wooden leg or a hook for a hand, nor did I see him blow anyone down or shiver anyone’s timbers, so maybe he is just a pirate-in-training. But still! It was pretty exciting to see a pirate. I never saw them in SLC, what with Utah being a landlocked state.