I've just received word that Stepan Chapman died on Monday, the 27th. That's him up in the corner, with the stethoscope. Stepan was a great writer and a friend of mine. I spent very little time with him. Not nearly enough. I imagined I would have other opportunities to spend more time with him, but I wasn't right. I suppose it often turns out that way. He had a great deal more to say than he was given the opportunity to say. I will never forget him.