WE’RE ON THE ROAD! “We don’t take vacations based on how many weeks vacation we are allowed. We now just plan trips to take whenever we want.” – Harold Kowal * Linda Wakefield LaRou winters in Vero Beach, Fla., and summers in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She works the backstretch at the Saratoga racetrack and felt the need to learn some Spanish, so she went to Antigua, Guatemala, for a two-week study, living with a family and other students. Afterwards she toured the country and saw the sights at Tikal, Chichicastenango, and Lake Atitlan. The adventure included a volcanic explosion and a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. ¡Bueno! * Charlie Bonsal is working part time and travels the country “teaching fall protection techniques to technicians who do high work on towers, high wires, and bucket trucks. I’m 70, and the next oldest guy is 49.” Charlie and his wife covered 12,000 miles in a couple of months visiting family in Maine, Maryland, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, California, and Washington. At home in Utah he enjoys fishing, camping, and horseback riding with his four grandchildren. * Jean (Hoffman ’66) and Neil Clipsham will take a cruise to Alaska in August. He’s been revamping the basement woodshop with new equipment and a dust collection system. [Your scribe believes this is our first classmate heavily into dust and has offered his own collection stored “everywhere in my apartment” to the Clipshams.] Neil has also become a chef with a specialty of “Brussels sprouts and rhubarb prepared in various exotic ways.” [Hey, he collects dust!] * Randy Antik reports he “has flunked retirement.” In 2007 he started a public foundation in Naples, Fla., which hosts the Imagine Solutions conferences with private-sector speakers focusing on education, healthcare, economy, social entrepreneurs, etc. * Eliot Terborgh is having trouble understanding the word “retirement.” He’s landed another part-time C.F.O. job with a biotech startup called Biocision. “I just can’t shake the entrepreneurial spirit I’ve had ever since running the DU bar.” * Maria Harding Anderson retired and now has time “to devote to my English smocking sideline, enjoy my two sewing guilds, visiting my daughter and family in Troy, Mich., and my son who lives locally in Andover, Mass.” She has had visits from Linda Cotton Wells, who retired from teaching in S.C. and now travels a lot, and from Jan Wood Parsons, also retired but teaching a course at Boston University. * Dave Hatch and Dale Rottner Haas will marry this fall. They bicycle 50 to 60 miles a week in Florida. * Jim Foritano is still working, reviewing the visual arts and writing theater critiques for Artscope and its blog. “Google the website and read the gushing prejudice that my mentors and torments in the Colby English Department would have red-lined with relish and mustard. The best voyages, as ever, are interior,” Jim writes. * Margo Beach moved back to Waterville to care for her mother, Martha Rogers Beach ’42. She has reunited with Waterville High classmates. When her mother rallied, she moved to her own place and has had visits from John ’63 and Nancy Godley Winslow, TJ and Nancy Ryen Morrione, Tim and Adora Clark Hill, Linda Stearns, and Nancy Newall Burnham. Margo audited a Colby course in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. The class had 12 young women and one young man. “I recently made their eyes grow wide with stories of 10 p.m. curfews, only two phones for an entire dorm, and occasional panty raids (a concept they found totally puzzling.)” * The aforementioned TJ is Dana Professor of Sociology Thomas Morrione who “is still at it, teaching a course on nonprofits and philanthropy.” Nancy Ryen Morrione is “hard at it reading applications and consulting with the new dean of admission at Colby.” * I must sign off to pack some dust for the Clipshams. HAIL, COLBY, HAIL!