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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:18 PM
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A tribute and a couple of remembrances of the DFA community.
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A valued member of the Dean/DFA community died last month. I am just now getting up to date on all of it. I guess it just moved me so that we do still consider ourselves a community after all this time. Even an old member stopped by puddleriver's blog to give his tribute to Edwin.

Here is the Edwin tribute at the DFA blog.

And a thread at Howard Empowered as a tribute.

Someone told Joe Trippi about Edwin's death, and here is what Joe wrote.

""I remember meeting Edwin after the Dean campaign had ended -- I remember being really depressed and down -- completely in the darks -- and trying to hide it -- Edwin saw the pain I was in -- and reached out and bolstered my spirit -- such was this man -- who helped wake me up to not giving in and encouraged me instead to redouble the effort to bring real change in this world -- and with his passing he has awakened me to just how precious the time we have to bring that change really is -- I will miss him -- but a part of his flame is now carried in my torch as it is with anyone Edwin touched."

Joe Trippi /

I guess we all hurt so bad back then it was easy to put blame. I remember last year Joe posted it on the blog that he guessed he had burned too many bridges. It left a sad feeling.

We have continued the effort started by the Dean campaign and DFA in our community. It has been a depressing week with setbacks. We have seen the "old way" ruthlessly shoving others out of the way. So I guess we wait, take a breath, and try again for change.

But on a cheerful note, Subway Serenade is back with his first post at his blog since surgery. /

I looked at all this, and I remembered we have goals that started 3 years ago, over that. This week locally has been very sad, hard to handle. But we just keep on. That is how it has to be.

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