First of all, I miss you all. The last two weeks have been odd, to say the least. I was among the 46 employees suddenly laid off at The Athletic on Friday, June 5. The first day was strange as the news began to sink it, but so many were there for me. The calls, texts and tweets — I read every single one of them. So thank you. I was the first one hired to build out the Indiana vertical, something I wanted to see happen and was happy to contribute. I am grateful to those who spent your hard-earned money to subscribe and consume my stories.