TEMPUS FUGIT. Yes time is flying and so are we. Classmates have been busy seeing the world and crossing places off their bucket lists. * Jean (Hoffmann ’66) and Neil Clipsham went to England to revisit homes they once lived in, then continued to Europe and Iceland. * Nick Locsin and Susan spent time on Cape Breton and planned trips to Copenhagen and London for Christmas. Spring will include a visit to Croatia and summer, a trip to Spain. The Locsins saw Ira Hymoff and his wife, Jess, last summer and enjoyed a good catch-up on classmates. * Eliot Terborgh and Chris gathered their whole clan of 14 at a beachfront house at Mission Bay San Diego to celebrate their 50th. They had dinner with Eliot’s old roomie Myles Denny-Brown and his wife, Nise, in McLean, Va. * Jay Gronlund and his wife visited their daughter Melissa and family in Abu Dhabi last October. In November he saw Andrew ’64 and Nancy Greer Weiland and Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton and her husband at a Colby panel discussion in NYC. The Gronlunds saw classmates in Naples, Fla., this January. Jay still works at his consulting practice, The Pathfinder Group. * The Peter Mudges are building a new home in Black Mountain, N.C., about 14 miles from their current Asheville home of the past 25 years. “It’s off the mountain, one-story living, and two blocks from the center of a small friendly town. It’s our alternative to a retirement community.” * The seasonal migration brought Bud Marvin and Ann back to Nokomis, Fla., from NH. They had dinner with Dave Hatch and Dale Rottner Hass, who also live in Nokomis. Dave is active with the local GOP and Dale is a director with the homeowners association. Both enjoy “bicycling along the intercoastal route, watching Boston sports teams, and dining in the local restaurants.” * Retirement provides time for other activities such as teaching. Nick Locsin teaches wooden-boat building at Maine Maritime Museum. Tom Donahue taught a section on world politics at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Mich., where his daughter is chair of the political science department. She cajoled her dad into replacing a “no show” new hire. Tomás relates, “I’ve spent the last several months enslaved to essays, quizzes, office hours, attendance keeping, and all the panoply of treachery that I did (happily, in truth) for 40 years but kinda, sorta, really DIDN’T MISS for the last 13 years of retirement.” * Your correspondent is also checking off places on the Travelers’ Century Club list of 230 world destinations. I’m up to 130 with the latest additions of Chile, Easter Island, Sumatra, Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali), and Tobago. * So what are your classmates reading? Neil Clipsham: Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris, part of a trilogy about Theodore Roosevelt. The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson follows allies’ 1944 advance as they cruised down the Rhine. The biography books by Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64. Tim Cleghorn recommends Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. It posits the moon breaking into seven pieces and what happens. “The science is spot-on and the psychology, engineering make for a great story regardless of one’s background and major.” Your correspondent recommends The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump. Whether you voted for him or not, it’s a revealing look at the way his mind works at negotiating to get what he wants. * As reported elsewhere, our classmate Ralph Bunche died of leukemia last October. He had been fighting this for years. * Deja Vu. When we were first-year students (formerly freshmen) there were still three or so buildings on the “old campus” on Upper Main Street. So 55 years later Colby has bought five buildings on Main Street on the new “downtown campus.” Nearby is Silver Street Tavern. They sell pizza but I don’t know if guys named Ralphie or Junior are on staff. Hail, Colby, Hail!