I’m shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of my dear friend and comrade Daniel Kato. The last few days, I’ve been processing and plowing through my emails from the last 20 years to recount his life.

I wanted to share a few memories from his early years, the 1990s. I hope others will too. Some of this is hazy (and maybe a little embarrassing); they were some of the most defining moments of my life….