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Remembering Michael Elliott

Based on a sample of far too few meetings with Michael, this one was typical: I learned a lot, there was plenty of laughter, he was forgiving and kind, and despite the storm clouds of the moment his optimism for the future seemed intact. Not even two years of cancer would stand in the way of that. I associate Michael with a good meal. But even more, I always came away from meetings with him feeling happier and more generous of spirit.