I'm just an animal looking for a home

RIP David Santos


I recently learned that the world is a less wonderful place with the death of my friend and former teacher, David Santos.  Only a few months ago I wrote a blog post in which my praise for his teaching featured prominently.  I knew he read it at the time, because he sent me brief comment about it.  I was just told by a friend of his that he (David) was very happy by what I had written, and so the eulogy will quote extensively from it.  It makes me glad that I happened to write that blog post earlier this year, not realizing what the none-too-distant future held.  And it serves as a reminder not to assume that you’ll always have a chance later to tell people things you’d like them to know.  I’m going to do my best to take this lesson to heart.  So if you get a message (or Facebook comment or whatever) from me with some out-of-the-blue remark, it may be because you’re important enough to me that I want to say it (whatever it is) while we’re both fortunate enough to be here.


Author: mitcharf

vegan, curmudgeon, animal lover, feminist, agnostic, cat whisperer, bookworm, hermit, Red Sox fan, Cthulhu enthusiast, softball player, man-about-town


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    Hello, Mitcharf. I’m David’s older sister. Thanks for this nice and beautiful article of my brother. He was an excellent profesor, always helping and motivating his students. And he was a great brother and son too.

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