John Morgan is a first-time grandpa. His daughter Sara Morgan Hooda ’07, and her husband, Zoheb, welcomed their son, Zain, to the world Oct. 20, 2016. When John feels depressed about the new administration in Washington, he just takes a long look at Zain and says he feels hopeful. He also visited Phil Merrill and Bob Hughes during an infrequent trip to the East Coast. * John Leopold and his wife, Terry’s, big news was a three-week trip to commemorate his big seven-oh. They started in Florence, Italy, with a visit to Livorno to see close Italian friends. They had a big party for three birthdays (his and two of theirs). They then flew to Lisbon for a two-week tour of Portugal, Andalusia, and Madrid. In Seville they saw some of the sights that inspired so many operas (Carmen, Barber of Seville, Marriage of Figaro). The Alhambra in Granada was fantastic beyond description. Their time in Madrid included a tour of the Prado, a day excursion to Toledo, and a performance of all six Brandenburg Concertos by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. It was an experience of a lifetime. * Michael Caulfield and his wife, Helen, welcomed their first grandchild, Lily Avalon Caulfield, Aug. 17, 2016. They’re thrilled, and mom (Brit) and Lily are doing wonderfully. * Peter Jost reports that his colleagues at the NJ Institute of Local Government Attorneys have made him executive director—sort of a glorified secretary. Something to do in lieu of a hobby. He’s still practicing law, though not sure exactly why. Meanwhile, his son, who has a post-doc fellowship at MIT, recently gave a lecture at the Colby Geology Department. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine that his son would be lecturing in science at Colby, especially since he went there partly because it only required two science courses to graduate (English major!). * Another reminder that our 50th Reunion is June 7-10, 2018. Mark your calendars! If you have not been receiving reunion emails, please send your current email address to Steve Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.