Everyone, I gave you a challenge to have at least two more people than in the last column respond so that we could get updates on as many classmates as possible. Congratulations! You met and exceeded that challenge! I can’t wait to see how we do in the next call for news. * Turns out John Ayer and I were in London for work the same week in November. * Several classmates are pursuing new endeavors. Pam Hiscock Braman, after 20 years in the Midwest (11 in the Chicago area and 9 in the Minneapolis area), is back on the east coast. Pam has been a pastor for 30 years and accepted the role of superintendent for the Genesis Conference of the Free Methodist Church. She will oversee 58 churches in upstate New York. * Sue Palmer Stone enjoys the empty nest phase of life with her husband. She has one child gainfully employed and another who’s a senior in college. Sue is focused on her fine art photography and local volunteering. * Becca Cunningham Weiss is in her 14th year both working at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont and coaching girls’ lacrosse. She watches Colby women’s LAX practices and games whenever she can and is proud of the Mules programming. She and husband Adam Weiss ’83 have three Colby students/alumnae, Amara ’14, Caelin ’16, and Anthea ’18, of whom they are very proud. Becca is excited about President Greene’s vision of the potential for Colby and Waterville and can’t wait to see what the future brings for the College and the area. * Dana Hanley enjoys life in Paris, Maine. After 20 years as the probate judge for Oxford County, he decided to retire and focus on his law practice. He’s spent 10 years in the Maine legislature and 20 years on the bench. By the way, Dana’s house will go on the market this spring if anyone is interested (I have to say I’m considering looking. This house is spectacular!): lakesebagoluxuryhome.com. * Eric van Gestel lives in California and runs a breast-cancer-awareness nonprofit called notjustpink.org. Eric himself is a survivor and the organization offers automatic monthly self-exam reminders for early detection of the disease. In December he celebrated his dad’s (Allan van Gestel ’57) 81st birthday in Boston. Eric keeps in touch with Jeff “Harpo” Martin, David Rosenberg, Bill Sheehan, Dana Hanley, Hall Adams, and Paul Baker. * Kathryn Soderberg and Soderberg Insurance Services partnered with Boston Rescue Mission, a shelter for homeless men and women, with an annual food drive. The insurance company made a cash donation of $5 for every insurance policy quoted between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. I was lucky enough to visit Kathy at her lovely Maine home on Lake Androscoggin last October and to go hiking with Kathy and my daughter at a nearby park. * Please feel free to send me news clips anytime. If you have an interesting event occurring, email me and I’ll save that for our next column.