One of the things I try to tell students when I speak is that no matter what profession they choose, it’s going to involve some storytelling. Coal miners are some of the best storytellers I know, and I just got a note from the wife of one — someone who was helpful to me when I was revising Canary in the Coal Mine. Her husband had a stroke, she said. I’m sending out wishes for the speediest of recoveries to a helpful man and storyteller. Heal soon!