Steve taught my older daughter Amanda at Field Middle School in Mpls. She really liked him and when I facebooked her his Obit she said the following: "Wow - that's so..crazy? All of us little kids would talk about how he was so...mysterious? It turns out he had a wicked cool life! Sailing the Galápagos Islands?! It's a shame he never shared these stories with his classes! I am sad to see he died only two weeks after being diagnosed with cancer..the world is not fair sometimes. Thanks for sharing Dad."
So maybe some of Steve's free spirit rubbed off on his students. I know he made an impact as a teacher. God bless him.