I don't post here a lot anymore, but I really think this is the best venue for a kind of eulogy for Dave/TPK. I am not one to be at a loss for words, particularly online, as many of you know. However, this seemed a lot clearer in my head before I started typing it out.
Dave was my best friend for a very long time. He was one of the funniest, most giving, insightful, and thoughtful guys I've ever known. Everything he did, he did with passion and feeling. He was a gifted athlete, a fierce competitor, an excellent instructor, and a loyal friend.
I am deeply uncomfortable when people tell me that they are sorry for my loss. My life is vastly richer because I knew Dave. Although he's gone now, I can't count any part of that as a loss. I'll try to live my life more like him.
Hug a friend today.