My best-ever boss has passed away.
I haven’t seen Gep since the 1990s, but we stayed in touch for nearly 30 years. I with newsy notes about my growing family and professional aspirations; he with letters and postcards in big friendly brown-ink handwriting offering words of praise, encouragement, and tidbits of his own news. A note or letter to Gep was always rewarded with a response. I’ve saved them all.