My heart felt condolences to David's family and those, who like me, feel an emptiness due to his passing.
I met David a few years back and over a short time became impressed not only with his honesty and straight forwardness when interacting with others, but also the tenaciousness he exhibited in dealing with matters he considered important. We didn't always agree with one another's views, rather agreeing to disagree, and never did he say a cross word directed toward me due to our differences.
He was a man of strong convictions and a staunch supporter of those he felt deserving.
I will miss him, his contributions to this site, his wit, and his unique observance of the world around us.
I am blessed to have called him my friend.
Rest in peace, warrior, you've earned your way to a better place.