One of the best things Jon Tevlin ever wrote was read by one person. It was a note to a woman who’d sent the longtime Star Tribune metro columnist “a million questions” about her husband’s mysterious illness; Tevlin had written about his wife surviving a similar ailment. His reply gave the reader hope. Her husband recovered, and is still alive today. Hers was one of many heartfelt thank-you notes Tevlin got after the Strib published his farewell column in January. That Tevlin took as much care writing to one woman as he did with his widely read, incisive, and thoughtful columns reveals how he saw himself: as someone lucky for the chance to serve readers. They miss him already.