Had the pleasure to get to know Ned over some 20 years. While many of our conversations revolved around the politics of the day the fact that our base views were not congruent never detracted from good banter and mutual respect. His love of music was infectious; never again able to see the pure soft white snow without thinking about Frank Zappa. And Ned. Chuckle every time, thanks Ned! Missing his sharp wit, love of nature, and quick smile. We are all better for having known him.