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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:29 PM Mar 2017
Go Fund David Weinlick - Former DFL Party Affairs Director who sadly, has stage four cancer.
Information courtesy of Scienceblogs ~ Greg Laden
Some of you may know David Weinlick, especially if you are active in politics in the Twin Cities, or associated with the University of Minnesota. He is well known around these parts for his political activism and important role in the DFL (thats how Minnesotans spell Democratic Party). He was the Party Affairs Director for the Minnesota DFL until 2014, and until recently the Vice Chair of the Fourth Congressional District for the Minnesota DFL.
Dave was a graduate student in my department at the time. He was a cultural anthropology student, and I was a professor in paleoanthropology at a department with inexplicably deep divisions between the disciplines, so naturally we didnt know each other particularly well. The experiment that David carried out was a bold one, and an interesting one, and was, as I understand it, predicated on the premise that people are not necessarily that good at finding long term mates in the usual ways open to them in American society. The hope was that a more thoughtful process (carried out by friends, many of whom were anthropologists, who should know a thing or two) could produce better results than, say, the bar scene, or the then nascent online dating systems, etc.
And it worked. Elizabeth and David Weinlick had a happy and long lasting marriage, children, all of that.
That is all the good news. The bad news is that David has of late been struggling with illness, and currently has Stage 4 colon, liver, and abdomen cancer. He is nearing the end of his life, but his life can be extended meaningfully with further treatment. ....
Please see the Go Fund Me page HERE for further information, as to how to assist.
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