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Farewell, Ed Quillen


I'm not much on being anyone's fan, but I will have to live with my failure to ever write in to thank Ed Quillen for repeatedly sharing his knowledge and sharp, long-view perceptions that felt as right and big as the West (HCN, 6/25/12, "Dear Friends"). I never met Ed. I didn't always agree with him. But I have lost a friend and precious rare scholar. It's a damn good thing that I read every word of every issue, or I wouldn't even have known of our loss. Thanks so much, and so long, Ed. (Columnist and HCN contributor Ed Quillen passed away at his home in Salida, Colo., June 3.)

Dave Mandel
El Cerrito, California