With all that’s going on in the world, it’s not surprising that I received very little news this time around. * Dave Fernandez wrote just after Colby canceled the March Board of Visitors meeting, saying that he and Cindy (Cohen) were going to have a full house as their daughter returned early from Suffolk U. They also reported a pre-social-distancing clay-shooting get-together with Matt Sotir. * And John Beaulieu, whose Facebook posts have kept me entertained for years—even more so now that I’m on Facebook more than is probably healthy—sent a hilarious message that he dared me to put in the column. Challenge accepted, John: “Where do I begin? It has been an unusual year when compared to the others. I finally finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey. Took me a long time as I had to stop and research some of the activities. Someday my wife will lift the restraining order when she realizes that what I tried did not come from ‘the deep bowels of my disturbed mind,’ as she so eloquently put it. I begged her to read the novel, but she is unable to hold books now due to an abnormal fear of paper cuts.” I encourage you to send John a FB friend request if you’re interested in learning more! * Last April, we were preparing for our 30th reunion, looking forward to getting together on Mayflower Hill. What a difference a year makes! As I write in mid-April 2020, Colby has just canceled graduation and this year’s reunion, and the world is at a standstill. I hope by the time you read this, life will have returned to a semblance of normal, and that you and your family have emerged from this crisis healthy, strong, and with a renewed sense of community. Because as we Class of ’89-ers know, we’re really all in this together.