Scott ’84 and Jane MacKenzie Morrill celebrated their 50th birthdays by participating in the Toronto Zombie March last October. Scott said, “Since Jane expects to live to at least 100, she figured she is half dead, just like a zombie.” Scott and Jane live in Tualatin, Ore. * Becky Crook Rogers is now very part time with the YMCA and is back in school at Columbus State pursuing HR management. She is pursuing her master’s in counseling ministries. She and husband Jess traveled to Cancun over the holidays. They have been participating in the advanced wisdom course area of Landmark Education. Becky says her life has been completely altered. Their boys are grown; her son Michael is pursuing international law at Ohio State. * Life is grand for the Ballotti crew. Two of Geoff Ballotti’s five girls have fled the N.J. farm to warmer climes at Rollins and College of Charleston (after applying to Colby of course). Leslie has the other two, who are still home mucking the stalls of her 25 rescue horses every morning before sunrise and working the camp she runs for autistic children. Tough love! * I heard corroborating stories from both divorced co-parents about Samantha Dow. Ashley Lasbury wrote that their eldest daughter, Samantha, is part of Colby’s Class of 2015. She spent her first semester in Dijon, France, and is now on campus. Ashley and Samantha’s sister Eleanor spent 10 days with Samantha in France at the end of October. Ashley is working at Peoples United Bank as a part-time teller as well as teaching breastfeeding classes at Maine Medical Center. Proud and busy papa Scott Dow took time off to learn to fly gliders last year and will take a week to go flying again this spring. * Heading to the ’Loaf for spring break was Boyd McHugh and his clan. Son Brad is enjoying his sophomore year at Hampshire College, and daughter Carrena is in grad school at NYU. Any Sugarloafers should call Boyd at 1(800) SKI-CENTER. * From July 2010 through the end of 2011, John Northrop worked on the Gulf Coast oil spill, filling several roles for BP in the incident management team as part of the logistics and supply-chain leadership. “These 18 months were the most interesting and intense months of my career. Twelve hour days were common as the logistics section supported beach cleanup operations in the four affected Gulf States.” John worked in Houma, La., for about two months, then the consolidated command post in New Orleans until last August. He rejoined BP in June 2011 (started as a contractor) and moved back to Houston (from Chicago) with his family in August. He took a new role as global procurement manager in the upstream procurement and supply-chain management (PSCM) team, so is no longer working the spill. Son Jack started kindergarten this year, and Addy is in pre-K. John speaks often with Phin Gay and occasionally with Richard “Jamie” O’Neil and Ray “Chip” Kelley, and he Facebooks several of our classmates (Sal Lovegren Merchant, Nancy Pratt Hurley, Chico, Jen Naylor, etc.) * Gearing up for the Houston-to-Austin MS 150 in April. I’m not an efficient user of LinkedIn, but please, do find me, Sal Lovegren Merchant, on Facebook to send me information and stay in touch. I’m doing summer house and cottage rentals in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Check out www.summerhousecottagerentals.com. Best wishes to everyone!