Zoo trip with Harp family

Went to Woodland Park Zoo today with Jessica, Ema, Aby, and Ewyn:

David Harp

My step-brother, David Harp, passed away on 2/24/15. We weren’t close. We knew each other best when we were little kids. I mostly remember him like this:

After high school, another parental divorce, and his family moving to Idaho, I didn’t see him again for about 20 years. His wonderful wife, Jessica, was the only reason I had any idea what was going on with him. Because of her I got see him about a year and a half ago, and had one really good adult conversation with him, and find out his story from the missing time in between. I’m very glad to have had that opportunity. It makes me very sad that he’s no longer in the world with us.

David Harp

The photos of David that I’ve collected so far. From my own archives as well as some stolen from Jessica Harp, Janelle Garner, Shawna Garner, Karen Garner, and Sarah Bell (via FB). I hope no one minds. I thought it would be nice to collect them together.

David - great smile

Rest in Peace, David

In loving memory of my step-brother, David Harp.

Lewiston Tribune obit for David A. Harp

David A. Harp, age 36, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Airway Heights, Wash. He was born April 16, 1978, in Rockford, Ill., to Rowland Harp and Karen (Johnson) Garner.

David was a graduate of Lewiston High School and also spent eight years in Auburn, Wash. He proudly served his country from 2000 to June 2013. David was deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and to Afghanistan twice.

He is survived by his wife, Jessica Harp of Cheney, Wash; children Emalyth, Abygael and Ewyn Harp; mother Karen Garner; sisters Shawna and Janelle Garner; niece Trinity Russell; in-laws Michael and Brenda Stroh; and sisters-in-law Sarah Bell and Julie Gregory.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:15 p.m. Monday at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Wash.

Online Class

I’ve taken this free online class. It was fun and it’s active again now for new students. I’ll bet I know a few people here who will enjoy it.

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life – The University of Edinburgh – Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth. (Free online class via Coursera)