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Saying goodbye to Aida

Posted by David on June 23, 2015 in Life, Memories |

As we go through life, we have the opportunity to meet, interact, work and in some cases live with an amazing variety of people. Many – if not most – fade from your memory, into mental obscurity, unless there is an event or reminder that brings their memory back. But there is that unique minority […]

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Celebrating George’s Life and Saying Goodbye

Posted by David on May 9, 2015 in Life, Memories |

It wasn’t a bad dream. There was no nightmare to wake up from. It is all real. So very real. Today and tonight was an opportunity those of us who were George’s friends and family to gather and celebrate his life, and all that he brought to those he touched. I can’t say enough how […]

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Remembering my brother: George Kaufer, Jr.

Posted by David on May 6, 2015 in Life, Memories |

Tonight I lost one of only four people in the world who have been in my life since the day I was born. Tragically, my brother George passed away in our hometown of Walnut Creek, California after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle on his way to a after his dentist appointment in […]

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Throwback Thursday: Long-time Duck Friends Kelly and Cami

Posted by David on January 30, 2014 in Life, Memories, Throwback Thursday |

I consider myself very fortunate to have so many friendships that have literally spanned decades. From childhood and elementary school friends in Walnut Creek, California to college friends I met in Eugene, Oregon, I have a collection of incredibly funny, smart and loyal friends who I wouldn’t trade for the world. And even though life […]

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A Tribute To Sparky

Posted by David on January 14, 2013 in Life, Memories |

I can’t remember where it came from, or when I started calling him it, but “Sparky” just seemed like the perfect nickname – even though his personality and demeanor was anything but that. He was poised, polished and very even-keel. He was, after all, our Vice President of Investor Relations so he was used to […]

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Oh what a year! Some highlights from my 2012

Posted by David on December 28, 2012 in Life, Memories, Parenting, Twins |

As the year comes to a close it’s time to look back at the previous 12 months and look at all that it brought to me and my life. As is the case with most years, it was full of surprises, challenges, laughter and a few tears. But overall it was a good year and […]

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Revisiting My Vision Quest Adventure 20 Years Later – Part 3 (Paris)

Posted by David on August 7, 2012 in Life, Memories, Travel, Uncategorized, Vision Quest |

Now that I had Paris as a new target, I began cycling west of Brussels. I haven’t written too much about the actual cycling but up to this point in my trip, it really had gone about as well as I could have expected. Of course, it helped that I began my journey cycling through […]

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Revisiting my Vision Quest Adventure 20 years ago – Week One (London and Amsterdam)

Posted by David on July 9, 2012 in Life, Memories, Travel, Vision Quest |

As I mentioned in an earlier post, 20 years ago I embarked on the biggest adventure of my life at the time – a solo bike tour across Europe. I had no itinerary or agenda – I just knew I wanted to see and experience Europe on my own, and possibly stay and work overseas […]

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Chasing Your Vision Quest

Posted by David on July 1, 2012 in Life, Memories, Motivation, Travel |

In my last blog post I wrote about “game-changing” experiences that shape us forever. Twenty years ago today, I embarked on an adventure that proved to be the biggest game-changing experience of my life. First, some quick background. I wrote earlier about how I felt I needed to shake things up in my life after […]

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Flying Over Seattle With Ty and Dad

Posted by David on June 25, 2012 in Life, Memories, Parenting, Ty |

On Father’s Day weekend I had a special surprise for Dad (who drove up for the weekend). I had arranged for a private 30 minute flight over Seattle for he, Ty and I on Saturday. Actually, the flight was originally intended for Renee and her parents over the Christmas holiday, but the weather never cooperated […]

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