Dearest Readers,

I am back. My captors released me early this morning, and I have never been happier to walk somewhere in my life. All that driving gets one down, doesn’t it?

Big thanks to the more than 2,000 of you who donated to Grist to help secure my release. I am in your debt, even more so than usual. Thank you, thank you. Thank you. I’ll remember you all when I earn millions from my tell-all book. (And if you haven’t gotten around to donating yet, it’s not too late — Grist can still use your help!)

Now, on to the important work: answering the questions you wrote during my captivity. Here you go:

 

Freely,
Umbra