Ned and I attended the same dathun in the fall of 1978. I remember sitting with him chatting outside on the bench. He always had a Coke, a Southern thing I think. Good conversation. We also worked together at Vajradhatu Publications. He was so dedicated to keeping the recordings alive. He was such a relaxed, kind person, a man of great heart. He will be missed. Come back soon, Ned. We need you.