Jim and Gail Glidden Rowe spent time in a small northern town in Thailand for their 13th winter. There they live a simple life of biking, volunteering, and hanging out with Thai friends and a few expats. They still see Linda Kagels Johnson ’73, Bob Weimont ’71, and John ’71 and “Pinky” Maurer Slagle in the summer when they’re back home in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. * David Cheever is honored to have been asked to serve as vice chair of Maine’s Bicentennial Commission. The commission itself has drawn a lot of talented people, and the planning process has produced a slew of worthy programs and projects. It’s especially noteworthy for David to be involved, given how important Colby was to the push for separating from Massachusetts. At the suggestion of John Koons and Tina Murphy Serdjenian, he had the chance to share that lesser known bit of Maine history with the Waterville Historical Society. The bicentennial will feature a retrospective of Maine history and invite perspectives of the present. The commission’s emphasis is to encourage thinking about Maine’s future. The major initiative underway at Colby certainly fits into that theme as the College positions itself for prosperity for the next 100 years. * Steven and Marilyn McDougal Meyerhans are still farming in central Maine but have cut back to just one farm, their original farm in Fairfield. They bought it 45 years ago with Nick ’71 and Suzi Harding Preston ’71. “What a life farming is!” They have three grandbabies now—two in Seattle, one in Montana (of Kate ’01), so they travel West a lot. They headed to Mexico to warm up this winter, but still enjoyed cross country skiing and ice skating when the weather cooperated. “Come by in the fall for a visit and a walk through our lovely orchard!” * Kathleen Otterson Cintavey has been an avid quilter. Last fall she assisted in forming a quilt guild, and at their monthly meetings they always spend time learning or honing a new technique. For the past two years, she traveled to Tokyo, Japan, to be inspired at the Great Tokyo Quilt Show. While there, Kathleen and her husband spend time with their son, Christopher ’97, who lives there with his family. Kathleen and her husband enjoy time at their lake camp not far from Colby, where they see Diane Malpass ’73 and Susan Pinciaro Bres ’73. * And lastly, I received mixed news from Paul McGurren. Sadly, his wife of 25 years, Carol, passed away on New Year’s Day. But luckily, his two daughters were home on semester break from college and by his side. His oldest daughter, Emma, is a junior at Clark University, and Clara is a sophomore at Wheaton University. His daughters are the light of his life and “excellent students’’ (he so proudly added). Paul retired in December from his 28-year profession as an outdoors outfitter in mid-coast Maine. He has been a fly fisherman since his Colby days and a Maine fishing guide for the past 25 years. He’ll continue to do some guiding and a lot more fishing, just for fun. If any classmates are in the area and want to wet a line, look him up!