We've spent the last ten days in Weaverville commemorating the life of Ed Dolci, Dominic's dad, who passed away on December 21. Our favorite stories to tell about Ed usually have to do with his hobbies, how he took up emu ranching, or collected antique woodworking tools, or built a greenhouse that glowed across the valley in the night. The witnessing of which, no doubt, gave a young Dominic some of the gusto it takes to dive into his own hobbies, like ocean cruising, with similar enthusiasm.
We're sad, but grateful to have been able to travel home with little hassle and spend time with Dominic's brothers, sister, extended family, and community where so many people have memories of his generosity, delivering a child, or saving a life. Ed was a great man, and we will miss him.