Connections! If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the importance of remaining connected to our friends and loved ones. Along those lines, I’ll start this column with the sentiment that Victor and I hope to see as many of you as possible at our June 2021 reunion. It’s difficult to believe that it will be our 40th, but it’ll be a perfect opportunity to reconnect and just enjoy Maine and Colby. As for catching up with a few of our classmates, here is the latest. * Jane Eklund lives with her spouse in Hancock, N.H., and is the alumni magazine editor at Keene State College (maybe I could use your help, Jane?). Jane’s novel The Story so Far was set for publishing in May from Bauhan Publishing. * Duncan and Karen Sondergeld Whitney live in Boston’s Back Bay. Karen does executive searches for life science companies. She’s joined the board of Science Club for Girls, a 25-year-old nonprofit in the Greater Boston area whose mission is to foster excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls and young women from underrepresented communities. Karen said that David Ryley, MD, at Boston IVF, has been a wonderful advocate for spreading the word about the cause. David and Duncan spent a week skiing this year in Big Sky with several other Colbians. * Dani Nemec Micsan retired in December 2018 after 34 years of government work. She spent 2019 enjoying gardening, going to the gym, and lots and lots of running. She ran the November 2019 marathon in Richmond, Va., and also the Dopey Challenge at Disney Orlando in January this year. Dani has more marathons planned in her future, and she often runs with Tory Sneff Schulte, also a marathoner. * John Clevenger shared that Joel Harris, Steve Pfaff, Scott Vandersall, and Bob Clark got together in Boston Seaport in January for dinner. As noted in my last column, this crew has verbally committed to our 40th reunion. So, we’ll plan on seeing them and the rest of Colby’s Class of 1981 in spring 2021 in Maine!