This issue I got so much inspiring news, I considered removing all spaces and just making one big, eloquent word. Butthatwouldhavebeenfreaky. * Sarah Graves Stelfox writes, “We moved into Calgary this spring from the ‘hamlet’ of Bragg Creek, after logging 300,000 miles on the stalwart Volvo. Finally, the sound of sirens lulling me to sleep, the smell of exhaust a sweet perfume on my morning dog walk. The children are good: happy, not in jail, which was my parenting goal all along. Wishing you a festive HanukIstmasWaanzaYule!” * Ted Jobes lives in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, with wife Liz, son Taylor, 17, daughter Sarah, 15, and two dogs, Buddy and Scout. “I’m a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, with an antitrust and commercial litigation practice. [I didn’t do nuthin’, Ted!] We spend time each summer at our place in Boothbay Harbor. I had dinner with Peter Steele in Portland a year ago and see Nick Papapetros from time to time.” * Elaine Mullen Philbrick “runs The Goatscaping Company—yes, real goats, primarily at golf courses for controlling rough, but also power lines, parks, and residences for land clearing. We do pasture-based milking [That’s hot!]. We’re getting a Class-A dairy certification so golf clubhouses can serve the ultimate locavore food.” * Keith O’Leary’s clan still lives at Thornton Academy, where he teaches psychology and economics. Says Keith, “To continue my armchair psychology, I bought a local institution, One SoHo Square ‘SoHo’s,’ a British pub near Old Orchard Beach. If you’re nearby over the summer, see me at ‘The Best Bar Under the Beach.’” [Or in county lockup most evenings.] * Heather C. Anderson Silvestro and husband “cultivated an acre smack-dab in suburbia (Stoneham, Mass.) and called it Waltzing Matilda’s Organic Farm. We stuck a dozen chickens on it, built a hoop house, and found 12 families who paid us to grow vegetables. If it sounds idyllic, I’ve totally misrepresented myself. It’s hard work with a steep learning curve. Who knew that chickens only lay eggs for three years but have a 12-year life span? [Is it weird that I did?] Also, kale is way over-hyped!” * Mitch and Jeanne Morrison Cook said, “While visiting son David, 18, at Dartmouth, we connected with Connie Gallagher Loescher, RB Klinkenberg and Eric Green. Thanks everyone for your hospitality! Son Merritt, 16, and I had fun taking Elizabeth Warren Bogo’s daughter Holly ’16 out for dinner while touring colleges. Jeanne met with Colby magazine’s editor, who’s highlighting her children’s book, The Laundry Monster. Younger kids Sam, 12, and Jillian, 10, helped Mitch build a pole barn to house his horsepower toys, complete with BB-gun shooting range in the attic!” * Marianne Campbell Hockenberry’s son Maxx, almost 19, is a freshman at Green Mountain College in Vermont. “My son Jack is a high school junior, plays tennis, soccer, is an accomplished drummer, and works part time at our local grocery. Daughter Lola, 9, plays tennis, swims, models part time (Old Navy, American Express, Williams-Sonoma), was just cast as a ‘Munchkin’ and citizen of Oz in her school play, and was unanimously voted class representative for student council. I’m still loving my job as an agent for commercial photographers, with a second office on Madison Avenue. [I have a second office in our basement]. My biggest Colby connection, brother James ’86, lives down the road. I stay in contact with Gingy Harris Gable, Kathy Gates Karlik, Stuart Babb, Robert Brunelli, Gretchen Bean Lurie ’86, Tom Hubbard, Matt Elders ’88, Ned Scheetz, Tony Fazzone ’88 and others via social media. Recently in New York, I connected with Amy Shaw ’91 and Kersten Vasey ’10, art directors at Arnold, Boston.” * Jen Carroll Schildge’s family and property came through Hurricane Sandy, though the NJ devastation was rampant. “I helped run the Salvation Army kitchen in Cranford. We served about 120 people for a week. I learned so much along the way and was astounded by outpouring of support from people in the community.” * Can’t top that. Peace.