As a newly minted foreman, Gary sometimes finds himself evaluating his own work from a few years before. He doesn't always like what he finds.Read More...
By Gary Bentley
Arvil had hair like Elvis, gave unsolicited advice to the corporate bosses, never cheated on his wife (exactly), and lived through one of the most notorious mining disasters in modern U.S. history.
The shift foreman won’t let a little thing like a roof collapse get in the way of running coal. So Gary vows to do things differently if he ever gets the chance.
The foreman is being a jerk – again. A small conspiracy may help even the score.
After several days on the road with his band, Black Lung, Gary finds himself back at the mine -- late for work and smelling like booze. "Bentley, you going to be a coal miner or a musician?" the superintendent asks. It's a question that…