I’ve contributed to quite a few essay anthologies over the years, but none has been so thoughtfully curated or as communally nurtured as “Covidology” under the helmsmanship of Paul Iarrobino. Paul’s story sensibilities resonate with the turning points, the emotional moments, the splash of humor, the deepening of awareness, and the genuine joy in any story. He doesn’t judge the material—that’s yours, not his. So long as the story is true to the theme of the production, whether that’s an oral storytelling performance, or on the written page, every story has the potential to be meaningful to an audience. Paul helps storytellers hone in on the strength of connection with both readers and listeners. Paul works magic, and I have loved having the opportunity to be a part of it.