2012 was a “Return to Colby” year for Bill Koster. He participated in a Physics and Astronomy Department review in the spring, spending time with faculty and students, then returned in the fall to report findings on that outstanding department to trustees. Because of Bill’s involvement in Colby’s semester-in-residence program with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, he and his wife, Ginger, took their boat to Boothbay to visit the new facility there. Ground swells from mid-Atlantic hurricanes made their trip home to Boston a roller-coaster ride. * Diane Leach Wilbur of Scarborough, Maine, is a docent at Portland’s lovely mid-1800s Victoria Mansion, which retains much of its original décor. Worth a visit when you’re in the area. Diane traveled to Andalucia, Spain, and Morocco last May. * Anne Ruggles Gere skied in Utah in February and traveled to China in March. * John Glaze still maintains his home of 40 years in Washington, D.C. He retired soon after the loss of his wife of 36 years in 2008 and now spends time helping his 91-year-old mother and traveling. Recent trips include three weeks in Peru and three weeks in Venice, Florence, and Sicily with his significant other, Marianne. Time with son Chris and 5-year-old grandson Linus in Philadelphia is precious to John. * See a great picture of Karen Riendeau-Pacheco from her church group trip to Haiti on the Colby alumni website under “Alumni Photos” on the “Stay Connected” tab. * Barbie Wise Lynch still enjoys her work as a real estate broker and loves having her three children and three grandsons living in her hometown of Concord, Mass. * Carl Floyd enjoyed a week in Mexico with relatives in February and looks forward to a return trip in May. Retired from civilian employment with the Navy, he’s now a part-time consultant for Science Applications International Corp., looking forward to full retirement in a year. * Doris Chalmers Bedinger moved from Kansas to Burlington (Vt.) Cohousing East Village in 2011. She writes, “We share gardens and tools, chores and maintenance, movies and meals, governing responsibilities, common living, dining and green spaces. With a shared set of values and deliberate use of non-violent communication, this works. If Colby folks are in the area, I’d love to show them around.” * This year’s project for Steve Rand is chairing his hometown’s 250th anniversary celebration committee. “It’s going to be a good old time in Plymouth, N.H., on the weekend of July 20,” writes Steve. * After Sue Turner’s health challenges of last summer, it’s great to hear she is back to kayaking and hiking in South Carolina. Sue’s photos will be on exhibit at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, Maine, her summer hometown, in July. A second summer highlight will be the marriage of her daughter, Alissa, in Wisconsin Aug. 24. * Larry Angelo writes, “I’m still single and have moved back to my hometown (Philadelphia), where everything costs half of what it does in Manhattan.” He’s working on two books, one on his career in television, the other a guide to artists whose works go largely unnoticed but who could make you, as they have made him, an art addict. * Check out Ed Mowry’s recently published e-book on Amazon, So Close to Dying. It’s autobiographical and will surely speak to some of us. * Mary and Stan Marchut traveled in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe last November. They found parallels between U.S. and South African histories when touring Cape Town and the wine country, similar to San Francisco and Napa Valley, and Soweto’s racial violence brought memories of the U.S. turmoil of the ’60s. * Beth Peo Armstrong writes, “Still doing freelance photography for two corporate clients in Everett, Wash., our winter hometown, and at the Marine Biological Lab and Children’s School of Science in Woods Hole, Mass., our summer hometown.” Two of her children live on the East Coast, one lives on the Isle of Skye, and one is in the Pacific Northwest. Beth and Sam see their four grandchildren whenever possible, with extended summer visits at Woods Hole. Daughter Emily and her children make frequent trips to Peter and Linda Buchheim Wagner’s Applecrest Farm in New Hampshire. Beth’s husband, Sam, is retired, and Beth’s note came from Kauai, Hawaii, as I was outside shoveling snow.