Photo by Ray Elman
Bryan Marquard's very thoughtful and long obit of Jeff Stamps is in today's paper. Other than the headline, which is not precisely right -- Jeff wrote books about improving organizations not computers (though they inevitably turned out better too for his work) -- this is just a beautiful piece, capturing so much of his mission, rare intellect, philosophy, and approach to death. Today is his funeral. Please keep him close as we spend this morning writing his name in the sky. 10:30, First Unitarian Society of Newton, 1326 Washington Street, West Newton.
Thank you, Bryan, for capturing the subtleties and complexities of this one-of-a-kind thinker, skier, motorcyclist, rollerblader, windsurfer, firebuilding, trail-runner, meditator, writer, husband, father, and "Dadpa," who got up and walked every day until the one on which his life ended. As his old friend Frank White will say in his remarks this morning, Jeff was a "teaching," not a teacher.