My dear friend. Met at Karme Choling very early. He was the original zafu maker in the business that became Samadhi Cushions. We attended seminary together in 1976. Connected again in Boulder. He came to my wedding and cared for my baby. He was an odd one; lived in my daughter’s play house in our backyard for 3 years! He loved the Huerfano Valley and stayed there many years near some land we owned. He loved the rugged life. When he had his stroke he was living in Crestone. He wasn’t expected to survive but did. Glad that I stayed with him for a few days 3 years ago. I thought it would be the last time. He told me that he felt more Taoist than Buddhist; stopped doing formal Buddhist stuff but continued to sit. An oddball and a lot of fun!