Peter Roy: “Get on Ted Alison. He just got back from a three-month motorcycle trip through the Andes. The rest of us are just boring old people.” * Bruce McDonald: Since retiring, he’s been able to spend more time doing competitive sailing. “We spent the fall learning to sail my new J/70, then went to Key West Race Week. It was instructive and humbling to sail against the pros and high-level amateurs in a 38-boat fleet in punishing conditions.” * Jane Morrison: “I’m retiring after 13 years at Rumford (Maine) Hospital. I’ll become the volunteer coordinator of the volunteers here, though. I initiated a patient-visitor program and a lobby-host program that I want to continue to support. Jann Semonian Czarnetzki and I are tentatively planning to return to Trinidad and Tobago in April for the second year to celebrate Lystra Wilson Gaskin’s ’67 birthday.” * Arthur Brennan: “I’m enjoying my active-retired status more this year—less active and more retired. Have been teaching a criminal-law course at our local community college and expect to do more of that in the fall. Looking forward to our reunion—hoping for a big turnout and to reconnect with old classmates. See you in June on Mayflower Hill!” * Mary Jo Calabrese Baur: “For the eighth time in the last 10 years I’m doing a floral design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for their annual fundraiser Art in Bloom. I just received my assignment this morning, and this year I will be interpreting five Japanese woodprints. So if anyone is in Boston the last weekend of April, stop by and look for Dracut Garden Club.” * Joe Boulos writes: “Erik Quist ’99, Marine Corps officer, severely wounded on his fourth tour in Iraq and Afghanistan, was my guest, along with his wife, Liz (Czernicki) ’98, at a Marine Corps Scholarship fundraiser event at Pebble Beach. Erik and his wife represent the best this country has to offer!” * Lynne Oakes Camp writes: “My husband, Howie ‘69, and I finally retired and relocated to Newton, N.H., in 2012. After spending 40 years in New Jersey, I figured it was time to get back to New England! We’re living in a new 55-plus community and we really love it here. It wasn’t easy relocating three vehicles and three older cats, but it was worth it. We brought our RV to N.H. and hope to use it more to travel now that we have the time. I have taken up snowshoeing and I love it. I find time for yoga, Zumba classes, and the local gym. I look forward to our 45th reunion and meeting up with old friends.” * Ted Allison: “Life is good! I went to Bolivia last November and bought a BMW motorcycle from a friend. I then spent 2.5 months riding around Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. I crossed the Andes eight times! Dirt roads, fall downs, red wine, steak! Of note is that I did not have an aggressive or rude encounter with another person the entire time, even when they would not let me enter Argentina and kicked me back to Chile, more than 200 kilometers of dirt road! Carry on!” (Ted sent some spectacular photos, which I will try to upload to the alumni website.) * Barbara Bixby: “Wow. It appears many of you are pleasantly retired but also extremely active members of the Worldwide Adventurers’ Club. As for me, I plan never to retire; my dream is to pass away quietly at the pipe organ at the conclusion of midnight mass sometime in the distant future. My three sisters and I are still a team, devoted to our sweet, petite, Swedish momma, Berta, who is in her 95th year. She and my late, great Dartmouth “Deke” dad urged me to apply to Colby. Thinking of you all. A coda: Let’s all remember Waterville joints trivia: Whippers, Boulie’s, the Spa, the Jef, the Moon, the Chez, the Buck, Oneys.” * As for me, we’re rebuilding our place at the Jersey Shore after it was inundated by Sandy. Guess I won’t be retiring for a while!