In 2003 David had a brain aneurism. As a result of his stroke and the onset of a rare brain syndrome, he nearly died and ended up permanently disabled. This experience had a transformational effect on David, which made him "Lucky," and cued him into how radically connected all things are.
He and Alexandra Hart just published The Age of Actualization: A Handbook for Growing Elder Community in May, 2014. It is based on their experiences of creating and running the Transition Sebastopol Elders Salon, formed in 2010. They also co-host a monthly radio program called Growing an Elder Culture. David has a psychotherapy practice and is also the author of EMBRACING LIFE: Toward a Psychology of Interdependence.