Doug Morrione and wife Laura are based in Dubai, where they welcomed their second daughter, Chiara, in November. Chiara joins big sister Valentina. Doug and family looked forward to Chris Chamberlain’s visit to Dubai in January. Doug’s film, Everything In The Song Is True, premiered last July at the Maine International Film Festival, where it won an audience award. Doug sends special thanks to Ken Eisen ’73 for curating the festival. In November the film was shown at the Rockport Film Festival, in Rockport, Texas, where it took home the People’s Choice Award. * Mike Murphy hails from Taos, N.M., where he enjoys the hiking and perfect weather. He writes, “My son, Rio, is now 5 and in a dual-language kindergarten class learning Spanish. I’ve accumulated my 3,000 clinical contact hours and am studying to take the test for an LPCC therapist license.” * Janine Deforge Olson has two college-age kids (where did the time go?) and is working on getting her second through the college application process. She says, “My oldest didn’t go the traditional route, so this is a first for us. Towing the line between supporting my kids’ efforts and helicopter parenting has been one of the hardest things I have done! I don’t think you ever get it perfect, but I’m trying to get it somewhat right.” Janine tags The Book Thief as an all-time favorite book. * Your new favorite book might be written by a classmate! Keith Dupuis recently signed a two-book deal on a science-fiction series he wrote under the pen name K.D. Edwards. The first novel should come out in winter 2017 or spring 2018. * Whether 2017 delivers adventure, challenge, or joy, share it with your classmates by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to hear from you!