Greetings, classmates! * Jay Heimbach is head of North American government relations at ONE, an advocacy and campaign organization cofounded by U2 lead singer Bono and dedicated to ending extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. He and wife Deasy have two daughters and live in Alexandria, Va., just down the street from Erik Potholm. They feel lucky to count Cassie O’Neill Li and her family among their closest friends. They’re always happy to see Colby folks who are in the area. * R.B. Kiernat continues to brave the Minnesota tundra (when he wrote it was 15 below in Minneapolis) with two hockey-playing teenagers. He does work with J.C. Kiser and plays squash with Jeff Smith ’89. * Carol Rea-Feagaiga writes, “2013 was a crazy year. I suffered a massive brain hemorrhage in April. Thanks to the quick actions of my coworkers at Fisher Peak Chiropractic Center in Trinidad, Colo., I am around for 2014. Our daughter Joy graduated and is attending Rocky Mountain College in Montana. She’s on the cross-country and track team. Our other daughter, Alix, graduates this year and hopes to spend the summer studying abroad in western Samoa. I keep in touch with Iris Kelley Park. We’re planning to get together with Kate Carpenter Tokarewich (Bates ’90). We were exchange students in Lübeck, Germany, together in 1988! We have two grandchildren from our oldest daughter, Briana: Lily, 3, and Micah, 1 1/2. They live in Florida. Second daughter Sabrina lives in Colorado Springs, finishing her master’s, and our son lives in California. Feeling old but happy to be alive! Embrace life! It is short and fast.” * Since 2009 Brian Monks and his wife have lived in Brittany, France, with their three children (13, 11, and 11). A bit removed from the usual Colby circles, they don’t cross too many alumni on a daily basis. However, there are some Colby connections in France, and Brian keeps in touch through Jonathan Weiss, the director of the Colby in Dijon program. Outside of his work in foreign direct investment, the wine and cuisine of France still fascinate Brian, as do the fresh oysters along the Brittany coast. If you’re ever passing through France, please let him know and he’ll let you in on his favorite addresses. * Dave Vincent received his honorable discharge from U.S. Army active-duty service, and thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program he has begun full-time studies at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He’s expecting his M.B.A. in 2015 and is focusing on commercial real estate. * As for yours truly, I’m enjoying the restful season I have this time of year; for some reason, the diving in New England tends to slow down during weather like this. During the holidays I exchanged the traditional holiday cards and letters with Katherine (Cole) ’90 and Jack Aydelott and Fred and Debbie MacWalter Bright. * I look forward to hearing from you all—keep the news coming!