Thank you David for inspiring and mentoring me as a caller. Ever since the first dance I attended at Guiding Star Grange, I admired not only your great teaching and selection of dances, but also your fiddling/calling combo, your great harmonies and your use of the English language, especially in humorous ways!

I appreciate going on long runs with you, participating in your workshops and dances at Northern Week at Ashokan, and learning how to make a better cup of coffee. I also appreciate your immense contribution as a caller, musician, workshop leader, and whatever else needed to be done at the Dance Flurry Festival; especially the early years when in the wee hours of night, you read aloud from the National Enquirer in my jam-packed kitchen, and when you finished reading, your joke telling was mesmerizing!

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