Paul Harrington rated this year’s New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge—the 28th he has participated in as a fundraiser for Rhode Island Special Olympics—the most painful ever due to wind that left him shaking with cold before he even got in the water. He and Nancy Haden Harrington celebrated their 40th anniversary last June at home in North Kingstown, R.I. Nan works at Dave’s Market and exercises her artistic talent with stained glass while Paul peddles fish and seafood in addition to knocking on doors for the U.S. Census Bureau’s monthly jobs report. They stay in touch with Scott Levine ’73. * S. Ann Earon moved off the water due to Superstorm Sandy. She is in a 55-plus community, where she is studying to be a master gardener, singing, and doing a musical revue. She is in her 32nd year of consulting in the unified communications and collaboration space. Her recent travels include a tour of the Italian lakes region and a river cruise in France. As a member of the Alumni Council, Ann visits Colby at least twice a year. * Jan Hampshire Cummins’s blended family includes a high school junior at home and a GREAT-grandson due in April! She lives just north of San Francisco, in proximity to some of her children and grandchildren, and a lot of their family fun involves water sports—sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and standup paddling. Having a daughter in Santa Barbara and a son in Maui also gives them some great places to visit. * Lindy (Linda) Krohn Lund, who legally changed both first and last names when she married in July 2011, writes, “As ironic as it may seem (one classmate told me that only two people at Colby could drink him under the table—and one of them was ME), I will be finishing my second internship in December and getting my licensed alcohol and drug counselor degree!” * With two children at University of Vermont, Harriet Hults King says retirement is not yet in sight. She and husband Ben maintain a rewarding family law practice in Vermont. Harriet’s specialty is the impact of domestic and sexual violence on the divorce process. They get to Peaks Island as often as possible: “Nothing like an island to put things in perspective!” Her oldest son graduated from San Francisco State last May. Harriet has four dogs and two grandchildren, and they all keep life interesting. * Jeff Cohen was named Southern Maine Lawyer of the Year in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for the specialty of workers’ compensation—claimants. He is managing partner at McTeague Higbee and lives in Brunswick. * In November Ralph F. “Ted” Field married Joey R. LaBrecque at St. Luke’s Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Maine. They had a commitment ceremony New Year’s Eve during a Caribbean cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2. “At the ripe young age of 62 I’m beginning a new adventure in life. I suspect that all my family members who went to Colby are rolling in their graves!” * No retirement yet for Bill Clay, who has two daughters working with him in the family advertising business, with the other in a graduate program at UNH. He recently watched Colby play basketball at UMass Boston. * Jeff Megargel heard from John Alsop last fall. Jeff no longer uses a wheelchair at the nursing home in New Rochelle, N.Y., where he lives. * Karen Heck and Bruce Olson ’76 went to the White House last fall to see Colby President Emeritus Bro Adams sworn in as the new chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Totally fun to see the West Wing. Met the VEEP and got admonished by a guard to ‘get back’ when I wandered off the beaten path. Excellent adventure.” * Many thanks to those who sent me their news; pittooey on those who didn’t! It was actually a bumper crop of excellent news, therefore much of it will appear in the NEXT edition of Colby Magazine. (Does it worry anyone else that my abusive tactics elicit such responsiveness?) I know it will be hard to wait that long. Here are some tidbits to whet your appetite: DOCTORS, LAWYERS, TEACHERS: We’ve got ‘em! The summer edition will include news from the following doctors/medical professionals (Robin Hamill-Ruth, Jim Lazour, Shelley Bieringer Rau), lawyers (Mark Standen, Andrew Lipton), and teachers (Ray Mazurek, Bonnie Nielson), as well as from Brett Bayley, who admits only to a “checkered past.” * Interestingly, classmates who have retired often neglect to mention what they had been doing all those years—something for you working stiffs to ponder. It appears that career accomplishments become quite forgettable once you shake off the yoke. * Some additional news from a few classmates featured in this and the previous issue of the magazine: Jane Dutton finally became a grandmother Nov. 20 with the birth of Raleigh Lloyd Rosaen to her daughter Cara and son-in-law Karl. I bet there are photos on Facebook. * Speaking of Facebook, Dennis Delehanty laments that since the last issue of the magazine only one classmate, Remi Browne, has sent him photos to post on our class Facebook page (Colby College Class of 1974—clever name, right?), and Paul Harrington posted one there himself. Dennis requests that any of us who are on Facebook should let him know (firstname.lastname@example.org), and please sign up for the class page and send him those Colby photos. * And speaking of Paul Harrington, when reporting on his Penguin Plunge for this edition he was reminded of the time he and some fellow swim team members locked themselves out of the back door of the field house in mid-January. They had enjoyed their customary bask in the sauna to sweat out the chlorine, then ran out back to roll in the snow. “I can still see the reaction on the face at the desk when we came running in the front door in our wet Speedos,” he said. * Diana Stork was inspired by the natural beauty of California’s parks and beaches to create a book of original compositions called California Celtic. She teaches and performs in the San Francisco Bay area. * Going to a Colby basketball game is something Bill Clay does annually, which gives him a chance to visit with other alums. He and his wife, Diana, planned to celebrate her birthday in Key West in February with Norma Boutet Manning ’77 and her husband. Bill still participates in 5K races and says, “Since I entered a new age bracket a couple of years ago I have actually picked up some hardware!” (I think he means medals—not titanium joints.) * That’s all for this issue. I’m too depressed by Michael Strone’s lack of response to fabricate another whopping lie about a classmate—plus I already have lots of great stuff for the next issue. I do have to wonder, though, why is Leslie Nickerson Bowers always surrounded by medical professionals? Perhaps she’ll tell us … .