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David Rives

Profile Updated: February 8, 2011
Black Mountain, NC USA
Adam, 32 years old; Resident in Orthopedic Surgery in Kansas City, MO
Graham, 29 years old; going More…for his MBA at Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.
Both graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Elementary School:

Hampton (K-4); Bagley (5-6)

Work History:

Have written two books -- Walk Yourself Thin and Dying for a Smoke -- to try to do what I thought I was going to medical school to do -- prevent disease, since there are so few we can cure -- but found out that was not the best place for that, since there was so much that had to be learned about INTERventive medicine that there was no time left over for PREventive medicine. So, I left, went to California (where, it seemed, all new things start out [and where there's VERY little discussion about "wind chill" and "blowing snow", etc.]) and eventually did what I wanted to do ("eventually," because I arrived in California in February of 1968, the month of the Tet Offensive in Viet Nam, and suddenly I and millions of other under-26 Americans started looking like peachy-keen cannon fodder to the U. S. military. Thus began a multi-year odyssey around the draft.
Anyway, eventually wrote the books and am still, 20 years later, in the process of trying to get wide distribution for them (think I'm finally getting close!)
Many other adventures in the intervening years, not all of which earned me a stretch in Federal prison, but at least one did, which I'll be happy to talk about at the reunion (hint: fought the government, in my own personal Babi-Yar.)
Anyway, look forward to seeing everyone.



School Story:

The Merciless Pistons. 'Nuff said?

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May 13, 2021 at 10:06 AM

Hi, Bobby! Just spoke with Emery Weiss, who's embroidering some caps for me. Would love to interact with you. Feel free to call -- (800) 522-7735 -- or email: davidrives@hotmail.com.

Jan 08, 2021 at 9:03 AM

Happy Birthday, Nortie! BTW, is your cousin Diane still with us? And, if so, is she still with Marty Shakar?

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Posted on: Dec 31, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Barb: I just posted something on Barbara Cartier's page. Now I'm confused: why are you and I not communicating back and forth on YOUR page? Or mine?

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Dec 08, 2020 at 1:16 PM

Posted on: Dec 08, 2020 at 7:09 AM

Michael: So sorry about your loss. Seems like only yesterday we were all together at Shelly's lovely home in Chicago -- me with Susan (who passed away several years ago) -- celebrating your wedding. I guess all that can be said is, she lived a wonderful life -- especially in her role of making others' lives better -- and I'm not sure why else we were put on this Earth if not to do that.
If you'd like to talk about anything, feel free to give me a call: 800 522-7735. Blessings.

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Posted on: Dec 01, 2020 at 10:26 PM

Barbara: Do you know what TIME you were born on, on January 5? I popped out at 4:45 a.m. on January 6, '44. Be interesting to see how many HOURS older than me you are!

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Dec 31, 2020 at 6:53 AM

Posted on: Nov 30, 2020 at 5:59 PM

Happy Birthday, Barbara! Wish I'd known you were in North Carolina (when did you move there?), since my wife and I lived in Asheville/Black Mountain from 2008 to 2017. Yes, I know: Asheville's not exactly "around the block" from Mint Hill, but, hey: she and I were ALWAYS looking for a new Bojangles to go to (God I miss their BoRounds!)
Anyway, don't think I ever properly apologized for accidentally busting in on you and Steve, 60 years ago, so let me do it now!
Love, David

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Oct 21, 2020 at 4:17 PM

Barbara: Never realized how much older you were than me! (David Rives)

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Posted on: Jul 27, 2020 at 9:35 AM

Happy Birthday, Stu! Still remember the red-and-white '57 Ford (or was it a '58?)

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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:39 AM

Happy Birthday! Tell me more about your "TV/film acting school."

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Jan 31, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Carol: Are you still in publishing?

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Posted on: Mar 05, 2019 at 11:13 AM

Where is the article on Steve Lash that everybody's talking about. Can you email it to me at: davidrives@hotmail.com?

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Nov 25, 2018 at 4:44 PM

Hi, Fishman! Happy Birthday.
You might want to check this out (go to the bottom of page 25): https://www.michjewishhistory.org/assets/docs/Journals/Michigan_Jewish_History_2008_09.pdf
Was Mickey your dad or your uncle? Of course, hadn't your dad already passed away when you and I were in first grade together (1950), or am I way off on that?
Still remember our first (and only?) "date:" having Cheerios in your Birchcrest kitchen that year, on a gorgeous Saturday morning (I think I walked to your house from mine on Stoepel and 6 Mile).
Anyway, hope all is well. You might be seeing and hearing of me a bit in the coming year, so "stay tuned!"

Aug 26, 2018 at 11:42 AM

James, Haven't gotten around to updating my Profile, but, was checking where all our classmates are living and noticed that it said only one person was living in Missouri. Well, that's not exactly true, since I happen to be writing this from my house in Liberty!
So, where exactly are you in "Kansas City"?

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Mar 29, 2018 at 4:51 AM

Posted on: Mar 27, 2018 at 1:23 PM

When someone asks, "What difference can a single teacher make," they might want to reference the following bio -- attributable, if I remember right, to ONE MAN: a Mr. Strepek (or something real close to that name) in 10th-grade chemistry:
Irving W Wainer, Senior Investigator in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute on Aging/NIH received his PhD degree in chemistry from Cornell University and did postdoctoral doctoral studies in molecular biology (University of Oregon) and clinical pharmacology (Thomas Jefferson Medical School). He worked for the US FDA and held positions at St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, at McGill University as Professor in the Department of Oncology, and as a Professor of Pharmacology at Georgetown University. Wainer has published over 350 scientific papers, 10 books, 25 book chapters and holds 11 patents. His awards include: 'A.J.P. Martin Medal' presented by the Chromatographic Society; Doctor HonorisCausa awarded by the Medical University of Gdansk (Gdansk, Poland, 2006), Doctor HonorisCausa awarded by the Department of Medicine, University of Liege (Liege, Belgium, 2012), and the 2013 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Fields of Analytical Chemistry. Wainer's research includes the development of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of congestive heart failure, cancer, pain and depression, many of which are in the later stages of drug development. His laboratory has also continued the development of cellular membrane affinity chromatography technology, and recent work includes the development of columns containing immobilized forms of the breast cancer resistance protein found in cellular and nuclear membranes and mitochondrial membrane columns. Wainer's laboratory has also continued its study of the effect of disease progression and aging on drug metabolism in critically ill and terminal patients. Interview was conducted by Lisa Parks, Assistant Commissioning Editor of Bioanalysis.

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Mar 27, 2018 at 1:16 PM

Hi, Irv! Cured cancer yet? Got a way to. Give me a call: 800 522-7735


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