Jim McIntosh retired as of June 30 after 50 years at Lehigh, which celebrated its sesquicentennial this year, making Jim one-third of the history of the place. On a fall sabbatical Sally and he lived in London, where he finished up some research that goes back to 1990. They enjoyed plays at the West End and revisits to the great museums and dropped into a pub now and then. His last semester of teaching went well, and he looks forward to a writing project he has started. They plan on staying put in Bethlehem and perhaps spending some time in the warmer parts of the country. Meanwhile Sally has managed to survive the lousy weather and has her gardens underway. Their grandchildren live on the same street, and the two girls remaining at home stop by on their way to the library, which is a block away. In June they were off to Nantucket where Jim has a shellfish license that allows him to dig clams and to go after bay scallops in October. * Quite gratefully and proudly, Russ Longley is still competing and winning at ballroom dance competitions around the country. He won top silver amateur gentleman on Dancers Cup Tour 2015, dancing with his “world-class champion” teacher/partner Salene Archer from Nashville. They were on track with an unbeatable lead to win again in August at Heart of America-Kansas City. Russ is still consulting for a Canadian aerospace company whose core business is retrofit upgrades of flight deck avionics on legacy commercial and military aircraft. * Louise (Robb ’60) and Art Goldschmidt planned to spend a week in the summer at the Chautauqua Institution, where Art was to teach a course in its Special Studies Program titled “Cities in the Middle East.” Art is writing his personal memoirs—86 chapters so far with more to come—and also contributes articles to Foxdale Community’s literary magazine, Miscellany. Next year he will have to update his textbook, A Concise History of the Middle East, which is becoming ever less concise due to ongoing conflicts there. The 11th edition came out last year. * I’m planning to go on a Road Scholar program in Panama in late October. It should be interesting because the new canal has opened. I always love to hear from you so please keep the news coming.