As parts of the country endure Mother Nature’s extremes, I hope you and your loved ones are safe, happy, and healthy. * Dave Williams and his wife, Linda, had a wonderful and adventurous trip to Russia, Finland, and Sweden this spring. Dave was playing hockey on a team from Vancouver, and when he sent me a photo of himself all dressed in his hockey gear, I told him he looked like he’d never even left the ice. * Bill and Carolyn Additon Anthony purchased a summer home in Edgecomb, Maine, on the Damariscotta River. They look forward to spending several months a year there when retirement allows them the opportunity. In the meantime, Carolyn is assuming the position of president of the Public Library Association, a daunting task with so many changes in libraries these days. * Dave Eddy, Nancy Neckes Dumart, and I are planning a rendezvous in the near future since we all live/work in the Framingham, Mass., area. A mini reunion in Framingham! * After news in his previous submission about a health emergency when in the Boston area, Jon Stone had another scare with a growth on his pancreas. After undergoing much testing and robotic surgery on his pancreas and spleen, he is fully recovered with clear pathology and is again able to pursue his passion for softball in leagues and tournaments. He and his wife looked forward to a cruise to the Baltics this summer. * Another piece of good health news is that Andy Schwab is now cancer-free after six years of battling brain cancer. He lives with his son in Lakewood, Colo., and spends his time reading, taking photographs, and staying in touch with friends online. He’s happy to be alive! * Bill Hladky and I reminisce regularly about our mutual struggles to stay alive academically during our years at Colby. Now his son, a sophomore at Cal Poly, is already being recognized for his character and capacities. He has an internship this summer at Cisco. Bill continues to be proud of his son. * Wendy Haynes, Bernie Stewart’s wife, wrote to tell us that Bernie suffered a massive stroke last October (2012) and has been in recovery and rehab ever since. The good news is that he is progressing well although confined to a wheelchair. She says he has a renewed sense of appreciation for life and his family and would really love to hear from Colby friends. Bernie updates his progress on Facebook and encourages everyone to “friend” him. There was a benefit golf tournament for him in June to raise funds to offset some home accessibility-related expenses. * With summer drawing near, I’m gearing up for a two-week singing concert tour to the Baltics with the Yale Alumni Chorus. Maybe I’ll see Jon Stone and his wife there. My other singing group is very busy as well, and we’re trying very hard to complete our second CD for release in the fall.