by Christian Duque
We lost a great friend yesterday. We lost a man who was principled, who never burned anyone, and who was liked by all. We didn’t always agree on things but it was what came from our discussions that I will miss. Jerry was down to Earth and made his points without ever making it personal. He was a man of his convictions and he perpetually sought knowledge. Sometimes his opinions – no matter how politely made – could ostracize him for large segments of the population but he stood for what he believed in. He didn’t sit on the fence like so many others do. While his goal was to reach as many people as possible, he wasn’t about being fake to do it. He also didn’t flip flop so as to make whoever he was talking to identify with him.