For three-quarters of the year Patrick and Jane Gibbons Wood are in Claremont, Calif., living at Pilgrim Place, a retirement center for professional faith-related progressives. They still return to Maine in the summer, “until our money runs out,” and are still biking and hiking, “but more moderately.” * Barry Ginsburg has been troubled by the decline in middle-class and middle-management jobs available in America so has decided to create the for-profit Northwest Connecticut Opportunity Fund. The fund would invest between $250,000 and $1,500,000 in small and medium-sized businesses in northwest Connecticut with the goal of creating jobs, spurring economic activity, creating wealth, and making a profit for the investors. He would be pleased to hear from alumni in the region. Please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like his mobile number. Best of luck with this venture! * Burt Angrist has been doing a little local hiking and canoeing and plans some more in the Adirondacks “after the bugs decrease.” * John ’55 and Jane Daib Reisman spent three weeks in Maine this summer, one with their entire family to celebrate John’s 80th birthday and their 55th wedding anniversary and the other two at their Linekin Bay rental, which they share with Jack and Susan Bower Hendrickson. As usual they had visits with Olin and Willie Mc Donald Sawyer, Bill and Cindy Allerton Rocknak, Bob Raymond ’56, Mark ’54 and Larry Walker Powley ’54, and Kathy McConaughy Zambello ’56. Jane planned to return to Maine in September for a Tri-Delt reunion. * Marcia Griggs Atsaves continues to spend weekends at the beach in Delaware and enjoys stopping on the way at the fresh produce stands for corn, tomatoes, squash, peaches, and blueberries and at her favorite fish place for freshly caught seafood. She plays tennis, swims, bikes, and lies on the beach with a good book and friends—an idyllic life! In the fall she plans a cruise from Athens to Rhodes and Cyprus, then through the Suez Canal and on to Oman and Dubai. She is “excited about it, albeit worried about the current Middle Eastern situation. We’ll see how it all works out.” * Daniel Yett is a volunteer at the new education center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History: Q?RIUS. It’s a learning environment featuring hands-on, computer-linked access to 6,000 items selected from the collections, an approach considered unique among major museums. Dan has two more trips on his calendar: Argentina/Patagonia and a specialized tour of Burma, Laos, and Cambodia. * Bruce Blanchard and wife Coleen spent the month of February traveling to Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania. “New Zealand had been on my bucket list for a long time.” He recently played golf with John Edes for a nonprofit charity and, last year, was honored to speak at Norman Lee’s memorial service. * In July I spent eight days in Ireland with a small group connected with Champlain College, where I taught for many years. We were in Dublin for three days and then headed to Belfast and west and south again, returning to the east coast. Our Belfast visit came three days before the Protestants celebrate a battle fought and won in 1690, and they had bonfires ready to light. Unfortunately violence ensued again, though we were assured that in general the situation has greatly improved. * Hope you are all well and enjoying life, and please keep the news coming! Thanks.