“Life is good,” report two classmates. * For Barbie Wise Lynch that’s thanks to the birth of her third grandson and to reconnecting with old high school buddies helping plan an upcoming 50th reunion. * For Mac Donaldson, life is good because, “Thanks to just two days of work at the boatyard each week, I have time with grandkids and pursuit of innumerable hobbies.” * Gayle Jobson Poinsette and Garfield Barnes invite all classmates to their new home in Plainfield, Vt., for a summer party on the deck, a swim in the pond, and an overnight in one of their guestrooms. * Vermonter Linda Mitchell Potter spent most of last summer caring for husband Lee ’67 after his bypass surgery. Following his cardiac rehab, they were able to go on a long fall cruise. Hurricane Irene did terrible damage in their area of Vermont but, luckily, their main house and ski house were fine. Avid skiers, they hope to ski in Europe next winter. * Budge and Anne Ruggles Gere had their annual winter ski vacation in Utah. * Sue Turner went snowshoeing with Marty DeCou Dick in the Rockies in February, and while in Denver she had lunch with Jay Fell. Sue’s plans for a spring camping trip to National Parks in southern Utah and the Grand Canyon were underway. * Congrats to Peter Grabosky, reelected vice president of the Asian Criminological Society and recipient of the 2011 Prix Hermann Mannheim awarded by the International Centre of Comparative Criminology at the University of Montreal. Google Peter’s name and the prize name to read more about our accomplished Aussie classmate. * Through Ellie Caito Thompson, John ’65 and Gretchen Wollam O’Connor became acquainted with the MS Dream Center in Rhode Island. A few years ago the O’Connors did a documentary film at the center about Ellie and her husband’s swim therapy for his multiple sclerosis. Now they have entered a new film about the center in the Neuro Film Festival. Gretchen and John have done other film projects, John as videographer, Gretchen doing film production and editing, and son Mark providing background music. * Karen Riendeau-Pacheco found a new career as a volunteer visitor to shut-ins, many in their 90’s, one of whom has two sons who are Colby alums. On a different subject, Karen says the students who lived on third floor Coburn our freshman year were a cohesive group that has mostly stayed in touch. E-mail her at KarenR0042@aol.com if you’re interested in a reunion. * Peter Anderson recently spoke to the geology department of San Jose State, where he earned his graduate degree 35 years ago. His topic was engineering geology, the specialized area in which he spent his career. Lots of nostalgia, as the department had changed very little (unlike Colby’s), the auditorium was where he took his first graduate class, and the professor who greeted him taught that first class and later became his thesis advisor. * In June Jim and Susan Footer Hummer will finish their time in England, having enjoyed the proximity to London, theaters, museums, and even some good food. They will travel to European cities in their remaining time overseas and will miss their delightful English friends but are ready to return to life in Maine. * Terry Saunders Lane attended the Burning Man Festival (www.burningman.com) in northern Nevada last August. “It is a crazy one-week event attended by 50,000 people who camp out, see art installations, dance, and dress up in wild costumes. Needless to say, we were some of the older attendees!” * Be sure to visit www.colby.edu/alumni, look for “class pages” on the right-hand side, and drop down to Class of 1966. There are lots of great memories and reunion pictures have been added recently.