So ends another year and a new one starts! It was a year of weddings for some of our classmates. Carl Lovejoy’s son, Matt, was married in Santa Monica in July. Matt and his wife, Kendal, live in Santa Monica and work in Los Angeles. An added thrill for Carl was that his eldest granddaughter, Lila, was the flower girl. * In November Nick Mencher’s son, Peter, married Marah Laurie in Asheville, N.C., their alma mater town, after living in Oakland, Calif. They enjoy the lower cost of living, a dog, and a barbecue—all benefits unobtainable on the West Coast. His daughter, Catherine, will marry Erich Roberts in April in Oakland. Nick’s in touch with Rob Lenk and missed a chance to meet David Ashcraft in Atlanta this fall. His “second career” self-employment business, K&M Productions, continues to move along. It provides agency services to institutional asset managers, including writing, materials design, advertising, and websites. * George Powers wrote despite a slow news day at Los Gatos Powers, where they adopted two kittens. He says they’re more like teenagers than his boys (19, 21, 23, and 25), who are all in college. The rest of the menagerie includes two dogs, a cockatiel, some fish, and a flock of chickens. All (animals, George, and his wife) reside hidden away in the redwoods, heating with propane. * On Dec. 1 Kyle Harrow celebrated the first-year mark of her personal training business, ReStart Fitness. She’s happy to finally do what she loves. Her clients are primarily baby boomers (like us) with old injuries and/or chronic aches and pains that need exercise to stay strong and push back the ravages of old age. Kyle’s excited to head to Sugarloaf in February to ski. She hasn’t been to the “Loaf” to ski since 1979. * Catherine Courtenaye had several of her paintings in a four-person exhibition, Echo: Unspoken Dialects, over the summer at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Mont. Catherine uses actual words within her artwork to create stunning works of art. The museum recently added a large work of hers into its permanent collection. Over the winter, an exhibition of her paintings will be on view at Telluride Gallery of Fine Art in Colorado. * As I write, 2016 has come to an end, a year filled with many ups and downs both professionally, personally, and nationally. Some wrote in to say they couldn’t find anything positive to say after the election; some simply shared. Whether you are pleased with the election outcome or fearful for the future, know that we are strongest together and here for one another. Wishing you a safe and prosperous new year.