Another good crop of not-so-frequent writers this time. Keep the news coming, and if you’ve never written in, there’s no time like the present! * Maria Louisa Arroyo works at the Peck Full-Service Community School in Holyoke, Mass. She also facilitates poetry workshops throughout New England and performs her poetry in places as varied as Chicago and Puerto Rico. Maria’s son Shaheen is a high school sophomore and wants to be a cardiac surgeon. He’s considering Colby, but Tufts is in the running, too. White Mules are better than Jumbos, Shaheen! * Michael Diamond and his partner live in Silicon Valley, where Michael works in PR at Edelman and keeps in touch with Shaun Dakin and Helen Sugarman Schiecketanz. * China is a popular destination. Tracy Gionfriddo and her daughter Emma-Jo traveled in February to meet Emma-Jo’s new brother, Max. * Bill and Anne Webster Stauffer are planning to take their daughters, Sarah and Tory, for a month in March/April. They will visit the girls’ orphanages and top it off with a week on the beach in Thailand. Bill downloaded Gerry Hadden’s new book to his Nook for the trip. * Victoria Eeanet Butler lives in a brownstone in Brooklyn with husband Lane and kids Max, 12, Ella, 9, and River, 5. Victoria teaches music to kindergartners, violin to third through fifth graders, and continues to play gigs on her viola. * Rebecca Zeilon moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., to be the senior director of development for the division of physical and biological sciences at UCSC. She says she has gone from being a White Mule to being a Banana Slug. Interesting! * Debbie Mann Johnson and husband Andy ’87 live in Harvard, Mass. Debbie is assistant editor for a psychiatric journal with an office at McLean Hospital. She recently had a reunion with Professor Nikky Singh at a Colby event in Boston and hopes to visit campus this year. She asked me to send a shout-out to her former roommate Wendy Dauphinais-Nelson. * My former roommate Jill Rothenberg lives in Denver, where she is managing editor for a trade publication in Boulder by day and a freelance writer/editor nights and weekends. Jill did a story on the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials in the Utah desert, ran the Pikes Peak Marathon last summer, and, because she’s crazy, plans to do it again. * Krisan Evenson reports she is nearing the quarter-century mark in a career in international affairs and couldn’t be happier. She speaks on issues like the Arab Spring and recovery programs for child soldiers, and she also leads her students in “craftivism”—using handmade goods to promote goodwill across national borders. * Andrew Ian Dodge continues his U.S. Senate campaign and is publishing an e-book on iTunes, “Drifting into Oblivion,” about his battle with cancer. * After 13 years in God’s country, aka Minnesota, Liz Schwartz Thatcher is relocating to Portland, Ore., to start anew and to be closer to her dad. Good luck, Liz! * Shaun Dakin broke the story about the robocall Newt Gingrich made during the Florida primary about Mitt Romney not funding kosher food for Holocaust survivors, and he continues to fight political robocalls with stoppoliticalcalls.org and a new venture called reverserobocall.com, where voters can robocall politicians. * Last but not least, our classmate David Fernandez is now chair of Colby’s Alumni Council. We have great representation, with Kate Roosevelt chairing the nominating committee and Bill Bullock and Chris Tompkins recently joining the council. Dave asked me to put in a friendly reminder that if you haven’t sent in your Colby Fund contributions, please do. Every dollar counts!