Reminiscing about Costa Rica, Al Carville says, “When I think more about ziplining I realize my age may be increasing but perhaps not maturity!” * Bill ’62 and Barb Haines Chase write that “life is good.” * Don and Betsy Doe Norwat had a trip of a lifetime. They boarded a ship in Barcelona and sailed to ports in France, Italy, and Greece. * Yours truly went to Jane Melanson Dahmen’s art opening at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Her work is absolutely stunning! Bonnie Potter, Joe Drummond ’64, and Bill Chapin ’59 were also there. In August Bonnie, Jane, and husband Joe will join Bill for a sailing trip to the Bay of Fundy. * Ron and Bunny Read McEldowney had a fabulous safari in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Highlights were the multitude of healthy wildlife and flying in small planes to tented camps. * Though retired from Earlham College, Howard Lamson is involved in Earlham’s Mexico program, including a program devoted to studying migration. Students work with local organizations that address immigration issues. “It has been an amazing experience.” * Nancy (Godley ’65) and John Wilson will be at their home on Deer Isle through November. They look forward to visits from family and friends before returning to Lexington, Mass. Pam Harris Holden ’66, Bryan Harrison Curd ’65, and Skeeter ’59 and Karen Beganny Megathlin have all visited. * A wonderful suggestion comes from Karen Forslund Falb to collect reminiscences of turning 70. Send me your stories for the next column. Their daughters took her and husband Peter to the Island Creek Oyster Bar restaurant in Cambridge to celebrate. * Lillian Waugh helped Coral Crosman round up Class of ’63 gifts. Lillian won a yoga fitness challenge. Go to www.innerlifeyoga.com to see her! She’s also participating in CelloSpeak 2011 at Bryn Mawr as “Cello One” and referred to Mary Michelmore Ackerman-Hayes as a fellow cellist. * John and Marsha Palmer Reynolds take their therapy dogs to two area nursing homes. The residents bake dog cookies for treats! Marsha volunteers at the local spay/neuter clinic at the Animal Welfare Society. * 2013 will be a big year for Wayne and Mary Dexter Wagner when they attend Wayne’s 50th reunion at Gettysburg College, Mary’s 50th at Colby, and celebrate their 50th anniversary! They’ve traveled to Alaska, Florida, and the Cape and met Monte and Cindy Richmond Hopper. * Congratulations to Beth Brown Turner for completing her Ph.D. in theater studies at the University of Georgia! Her dissertation, “Haunting Memories: Black Francophone Caribbean Women Playwrights and the Traumatic Slave Past,” was nominated for a prestigious award. * Michael Archer, living in São Paulo, Brazil, since 1970, enjoys traveling and golfing after 33 years as an insurance broker. He and wife Ruth are doing well and invite visitors, “but advise in anticipation.” * Chris and Midge Walton Holmes attended a farewell party for Silvia Calliet Bois Bonta. Silvia left for a two-year tour with the Peace Corps to teach in Ecuador. * Allen and Rosemary Blankenship Hubbard are traveling to Yellowstone and the Tetons and visiting grandsons. Rosemary’s serving as church organist, reading English history, and growing potatoes “in honor of our beloved state of Maine.” * Ruth Pratley Madell’s big news is that her son is getting married Oct. 15! * Tom Thomas and wife Patti had a wonderful trip to Spain. The highlight was a visit to the Mezquita in Cordoba. * Whit Bond visited Colby with his daughter, Laura. They met Parker Beverage, Carleen Nelson, Sid Farr ’55, and Bro Adams. Whit is looking forward to our 50th!