Changes, new horizons, and adventures are the theme for this edition of the class column. Sandy Miller was not expecting a change, but her landlord informed her that the space that she had been leasing for her business these past 20 years was going to be used for a new venture. Sandy and her customers were devastated. Then, unexpectedly, the company that originally rocketed Sandy to success contacted her with an offer to reissue her puzzles for a 50th anniversary promotion. One door closes and another opens. * Stu Clayman and his life partner of the past 20 years, Eileen, have upsized. They sold their condo that Stu bought 30 years ago and moved to a larger space in Lexington, Mass., where Stu and Eileen have a lovely garden. While not retired, Stu does work an abbreviated schedule as he continues his private practice in clinical psychology. * Phyllis Hoar recently retired from a long career teaching chemistry and physics in Miami. At this writing, she is extending her walking and swimming schedule. * Sally Ray Bennett, a fixture in southern R.I., is selling her house. She and Charlie are heading south for a more benign climate. * Another change of the significant variety is Caroline Kresky’s move from the law firm she has worked for in Atlanta to a firm where she will become a partner and specialize in litigation for individuals. Caroline will increase her workload; isn’t that what you expect from a person in their prime? * Megge Hill Fitz-Randolph, having taught composition and poetry in college, has retired, sort of. She will work on a book of her own and teach fewer courses. * Led Baxter, after serving congregations in the United Church of Christ for more than 40 years, has retired. He and wife Nancy have moved from eastern Long Island to his family’s homestead in central Conn. * The last of the changes and adventures is that of Dave Aronson. You may recall that immediately after graduation, Dave earned a master’s in deviant behavior. He likely chose that area of study because his fraternity brothers were so very well adjusted and he wanted to see how others lived. For the past 40 years, Dave has been conducting a study of human behavior while driving an 18-wheeler. He writes that the Journal of Sociology has not yet paid him for the article. * Mike Picher is on the mend and doing well after spinal surgery to relieve back pain. He reports that he feels like a new person. We wish him well; and the old Mike, minus the back pain, was just fine the way he was. * Eric Meindl used his trip to reunion to gather with some Zetes at the home of Steve Ford ’68. Classmates attending the event included Lou Champagne, Nick Hadgis, Ed Scherer, Herb Swatrz, and Bill Walker. Eric hopes to repeat the Zete reunion before our 50th. * Larry Sears writes that he is on his way to attend a surprise 45th wedding anniversary party for Dick Hunnewell. We wish Dick and wife Anne the very best. * Paul Cronin attended the wedding of his daughter, Amy ’06, in Plymouth, Vt. Paul reports that aside from the fact that his new son-in-law is a Middllebury guy, he completely enjoyed the event. * Sadly, we report the death of Susan Davis Ritchie. Susan was raised in Middletown, Conn., and after Colby lived a life of adventure. She worked on a dude ranch in Montana, honed her culinary skills in the kitchen at Vermont’s Blueberry Hill Inn, hopped a freighter to South America, and worked as a newspaper editor in Brazil. She also was a writer in N.Y. for many years. She leaves behind her husband, Andrew, her son, Edmund, a sister, and two brothers. We sincerely wish the best to Susan’s family. *Next year Colby will celebrate 200 years as an educational institution. We arrived on campus in 1963, and we have been part of the Colby community for one quarter of its history.