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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ed Quillen

I was saddened this morning to see that Ed is no longer with us. The Denver Post reported it this morning here.

Ed's website, containing much of his work, is here.

I'll miss his writing. Ed was one of the most original writers and thinkers I've found. He could be counted on to come with an utterly unexpected take on almost any topic, and often made me laugh out loud.

Some years back, a bunch of Colorado librarians met in Salida at what was then Il Vicino's -- the now famous "First Annual Ayn Rand Beer Festival." He was as quirky, smart, and funny in person as he was in print. I also have an autographed copy of his columns. His loss not only diminishes the Denver Post, it diminishes the world.

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