I just realized I left my watch in Foss 288, behind some unread books. I’m going back this June to get it. How about we all meet for dinner? Now news. * Jeanne Morrison-Cook and Mitch Cook are happily living in Minnesota. “We attend alumni events when we can, and Jeanne still interviews prospective Colby students. Our oldest, David, graduated from Dartmouth College in June. We’re thankful for Hanover resident Connie Gallagher Loescher who supported David during his early adjustment. Second son Merritt is a junior at Hobart William Smith Colleges, where he found a best friend and classmate in Andrew Manuel, Jane Nicol Manuel’s son. And Tina Zabriskie Constable’s son is a freshman at Hobart. (All three? Was there a Groupon for Hobart?) Daughter Jillian is an eighth grader at Orono, where she found a good friend in Ella Nordlie, Liz Sedor Nordlie’s daughter. Our third son is a sophomore at Orono High School.” (No doubt he hasn’t met his Colby counterpart yet.) Mitch’s home, Central Bank, MN and WI, merged with MidWestOne, Iowa. But he’d rather be restoring his new baby, a 1984 20-foot Tiara Pursuit cuddy cabin boat. (So long as he doesn’t start calling you Tiara, Jeanne.) And Jeanne continues as director of development at Orono Foundation for Education, supporting public schools. “Looking forward to reunion!” * Chris Vickers writes, “Please come back to celebrate in June. Besides catching up with old friends, you’ll hear about major projects being planned from President Greene. Keep up by joining our class group on Facebook. You’ll also be contacted by classmates asking for a donation. Given that it’s our 30th, we’re hoping folks can be more generous than usual. (And if you’ve never given, lucky you, anything is more.) Even if you haven’t been a consistent contributor in the past, we really want to increase participation to least at a nominal level. Look forward to catching up with all of you.” * Ted Pappadopoulos is academic services coordinator for the Center of Online Learning at the second largest college in Vermont. (There are only two colleges in Vermont, Ted.) “I oversee the CIS and BUS groups and manage 75 online course offerings per trimester. I also plan the course schedule, hire and train faculty and students in the use of the LMS, chair the academic technology program committee, and just submitted the new associate’s in science degree for computer information technology for approval of the entire Vermont state college system.” (That all, Ted? Oh, apparently not.) “I’ve been teaching computer science courses here and at Champlain College for nearly 15 years, including web development, digital animation, and introduction to computer science. (There’s no future in computers! Get a real job.) Since the dissolution of Go to Blazes, my previous band with Colby buds Tom Heyman ’85, Keith Donnellan ’85, and Edward Warren ’91, I’ve been working with my group The New Siberians. (What happened to the Old Siberians?) We just released a double LP on vinyl—thenewsiberians.com—also available on iTunes.” (Cool. Vinyl is gonna be huge!) * Andrew Jeske started a new job as SVP, group creative director at Arnold Worldwide Advertising, NY. “Children Tall, Grande, and Venti continue to proceed through school and life in a happy and usual manner, now in third, seventh, and 12th grade, respectively. College trips for #1 son have taken us north but, alas, not as far as Maine. We do, however, continue to make an annual pilgrimage as our oldest finished his sixth year, as a counselor this time, summering at Camp Cobbossee in Monmouth, and our youngest will likely be spending her first session at Camp Tapawingo in Sweden (Maine) next year. Don’t know that I’ll be able to squeeze in another trip for the reunion.” Aw, c’mon! Squeeze, Andrew. We promise to squeeze back. They don’t call me Thighmaster for nothing. Seriously, let’s gather. Don’t we all miss it?