Yes, I mean that literally. While I would argue that Ray Daniels — author, publisher, real ale festival organizer and Cicerone founder — has plenty of heart, I only recently learned that he underwent open heart surgery. The surgery took place on August 11 and by all accounts was very successful. In typical writer’s fashion, Ray has started a blog about his recent experiences — A Healing Heart — where you can read all about it.
I admit to a few panicked moments earlier today when I realized it hadn’t been updated since August 12, but I made a call and have been assured he’s not only doing great, but is back at work already. I tried to reach Ray, but was only able to leave a message. If you know Ray Daniels, let him now you’re thinking of him and let’s all wish him a speedy recovery.