A late shout-out to Billings author T.L. Hines (Waking Lazarus, Faces in the Fire) for completing a half-marathon over the weekend.

The impetus: non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with a couple of years ago and has beaten into remission.

From the story:

“I was diagnosed one month before my 41st birthday,” Hines said. “When you turn 40 you think: in all likelihood I’ve lived over half of my life. Then you have cancer and you think: I may have lived most of my life.”

And then, Hines said, you think: I might not see my daughter become a teenager.

A fine effort, sir. I’m privileged to know you.