I heart Steve Almond.
And not just because we've published him a couple times and one of those times brings in more visitors to SmokeLong than any other story we've ever published. And not just because he's funny, warm, sexy, and talented. I love him because he's passionate and principled and acts on those two things in concert. Click the header of this post to see an example.
I know he'll land on his feet, but I wish him the best of luck nevertheless.