July 23, 2020
On Friday, July 1, 2016, I chanced to meet congressional candidate Dave Wilson on Main Street in Walla Walla. Being a newly retired healthcare administrator, my eye caught a reference to Critical Access Hospitals in his campaign brochure.
I was pleasantly surprised when he accepted my request to meet over coffee later that afternoon to talk about rural healthcare in particular and his campaign, in general. That meeting eventuated into a deep friendship that is now over four years in the making.
What I observed then, and continue to experience, is that Dave communicates as much by listening...