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Reflections upon passing of a good friend

Ed Quillen was brilliant, funny, and a nonconformist. He was a merry prankster. Some people called him a liberal, but they completely misunderstood him. “Mountain libertarian,” somebody said on The Denver Post website. That’s better. He distrusted the authoritarian nature of most institutions, but demagoguery of every tilt. If he ridiculed conservatives without mercy in recent years, it’s because their hypocrisies were such inviting targets. Continue reading

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