I have thought of David frequently, and just recently, wondering how culinary school went for him. He left the teaching profession out of frustration with the direction public ed in our country was going. He was right about the direction; it's worse now than when he left.
I keep hoping he'll pop in one day to say hi, and to update us on how he is doing. And I hope he is doing well.
Here's something I remember:
He was very good about communicating basic information to beginning teachers, and very supportive of them.
And he loved to tease with descriptions of the delicious menus he was learning to create in culinary school.