Keep an eye out for Scott Jablonski’s newest CD, We’re All Standouts, in the next few months. Scott recently started an organization in Rhode Island called Stand Out With Scott (www.standoutwithscott.com) devoted to reinforcing positive character traits in children and inspiring them to discover and use their natural talents productively. * Must we rely on the Class of 1986 for news about our own Kevin Plummer? Sarah Whittle Stoffel ’86 ran into Kevin at Tampa Prep, where Kevin is headmaster and where Sarah’s son was playing lacrosse for a rival school. There’s a photo of the encounter posted on the alumni website to verify that Kevin does in fact still exist. * Andrew Ian Dodge started writing a column in the Brunswick, Maine, Times Record, in addition to writing for the Huffington Post and PolicyMic.com. He reports that he has “quite a few interesting prospects in 2013, both political and non-political.” * If you saw a familiar face in the audience at the State of the Union, it was Shaun Dakin, who continues to work on the issues of climate change and gun control for his clients. Shaun’s son is heading into fourth grade. * Are we really old enough for our offspring to go to college? Lara Beetham Monasch is just one of many to report that indeed we are. Her son Ryan had his confirmation and first AP exam as a high school sophomore, and he may be doing college visits this summer. Lara’s bat mitzvah was slated for the last week of May, and her daughter, Shayna, was to have her bat mitzvah in June. The youngest Monasch, Skyler, starts kindergarten in the fall. * Susan Scott Stucker is the new COO of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. The Star-Ledger reports that Susan will oversee operations, education, community engagement, finance, and human resources. * More proof that I never get invited anywhere: Marc Enger, Rachel Bernstein, Leslie Dougherty Biddle, and Brendan Cahill met for dinner in NYC and I didn’t find out about it until afterward. * Also in the mini-reunion department, Marc Rando was headed to Sebago, Maine, for an annual trip to visit with Dave and Cindy Cohen Fernandez, Matt Sotir and his family, and Kristin Palmer McAnaney. Rob and Hilary Barnes Hoopes will miss it this year because their kids have to prepare for finals. Marc is also preparing for his 12th trip to Spain with Thayer Academy students, including his seventh-grade daughter. My daughter is also in seventh grade, Marc, so good luck with that. At the end of the summer, Marc and family will meet up with the Sotirs and Eric and Shari Sadowski Stram at Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine. That’s a lot of reunion prep, there, folks, which is good because our 25th is now only a year away—June 5-8, 2014. I hope you’re all planning to attend! * Mick Beck attended Reunion 2013 this June and shadowed the Class of 1988’s 25th reunion. He had a ball and recommends that everyone attend. Mick is part of the reunion planning committee headed up by class president Jim Connolly. You’ll be hearing more from Jim soon!