Hey, what’s new? Anything new? Like, I dunno, a global freakin’ pandemic? Ah well, we shall not be deterred. For example: George Padula’s daughter Emily is now Colby Class of ’22. She will major in physics. (Wait, doesn’t that mean she can read minds?) “My older daughter, Ellen, graduated with honors from Lafayette College with a degree in mechanical engineering and is now working for a defense contractor in Massachusetts. Margie (Harriman ’85) and I are in Westwood, Mass., navigating the empty nest, like so many others. In the past years, we’ve spent time hiking in national parks, including Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Yosemite, and Yellowstone. All are highly recommended!” * Will Holmes lives and works at Cate School in Carpinteria, Calif., with Lisa Tomasetti Holmes ’88 and their two children, Scott, 17, and Matthew, 15. (Scott is clearly my favorite.) “This summer we connected with Kelly Powers Larner for a fun family evening at her home in Natick, Mass. Lisa and I visited Mike Archibald on Isle au Haut, Maine, where his extended family has a home. This was the first time we were able to visit Mike since I directed a family camp in New Hampshire from 2008 to 2018. Three Mile Island Camp is on Lake Winnipesaukee, an amazing place to work and have our children grow up for eleven summers.” * Beth Healy says, “I don't often have news, but in August I left the Globe after 19 years, following my second stint on Spotlight. I joined a startup investigative team at WBUR, an NPR station in Boston. My ink-stained soul still misses the paper, and I'm currently rebelling against forced work-from-home amid #coronavirus. But our first project will be out soon, so take a listen. (We’re proud to have you out there fighting for us, Beth!) * Willa Cobb is “thrilled to be back in Maine after our 4½-year foray to the Puget Sound. I love Maine; maybe not quite as much as NYC, but it's a perfect place for family. My boys, 19 and 15, are finding their way in the world. Since we've been back, I've spent time with Cathy King, Eli Orlic, Karen Hutchinson Jagolinzer, and Lucy Lennon Tucker; also with ’88ers Mary McHugh, Pam Parker, and Jo Muffy Guthrie and Debbie Mann Johnson ’89. I'm studying interfaith chaplaincy and hope to be ordained next June. Also, there is a continuing education intensive at the New York Academy of Art that I plan to attend this summer, staying with Paige Alexander Soto ’88.” (Does Paige know about this, Willa?) * Jeff DiSandro’s daughter, Maeve, got into Colby. (Hi, Maeve!) * Susannah Crowell Remillard “recently completed a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching to New Zealand, studying the teaching of difficult history, particularly in regards to colonization and indigenous perspectives. (As opposed to easy history, I guess.) I’m back in my Cape Cod classroom, getting ready to build a Wampanoag garden with grant funding from the Whole Kids Foundation and the Department of State. Next adventure is a trip to Qatar with the Qatar Foundation's Teacher Leadership Program. My three daughters work in engineering, restorative agriculture, and neuroscience. (Yeah, I’m not impressed.) My husband, Joe, and I enjoy watching their journeys. I got back to Colby to help with the Devil's Purse Tap Takeover last year.” * Gingy Harris Gable writes, “My brother and I opened Cultivar SF, a farm-to-table restaurant and wine bar in the Marina of San Francisco and to sell our Cultivar Wine & Caspar Estate wines. Last year we opened a heated patio, and business has been strong. (Definitely beats a frigid patio.) We quickly changed to carry out and delivery. I’ve been lucky to catch up with Marianne Campbell. My husband’s website, AllSides, and his AllSides for Schools, are making a difference. Our son is doing well, and the dogs love us being home.” (Did they actually say that, Gingy?) * Stay safe, dear classmates! Extra safe.