Essay by Ed Quillen
Mountain Life – April 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine
Among my many duties for Colorado Central, I sell ads. For those of us who went to journalism school in the early 1970s with the idea of becoming the next Woodward and Bernstein, selling ads is a dreadful betrayal of our youthful idealism. We’re supposed to be writing exposés of corrupt conspiracies in the military-industrial complex. We’ve sold out to the establishment if we’re writing prose for small-town merchants.