John Birkinbine, “I’ve been retired for about a year and a half and find it to my liking. Wife Sarah and I spend more time with out-of-town family and friends and love it. We had a great visit with Liz Damon ’77 and Gary Weaver while they were here in Illinois visiting their son in grad school at Northwestern. We head to Maine soon and hope to get together with them and other Colby alums. I’ve heard from Steve Ward and look forward to reunion next June.” * Ted Swartz writes, “After many years Frank Dunton and I re-established contact. It’s still a great mystery how he tolerated rooming with me for four years. Turns out he’s happily retired for 10 years with lots of grandchildren. I’m still working at a charter school I founded just when Frank started the good life, plus Vicki and I continue to wait and hope for our first… grandchild, that is. Fortunately the school continues to prosper, so it looks like at least another six years before I hang up the pencils for good.” * Michael Lung-Hua and Olive Niles Shu are in their 10th year as snowbirds. They live in Holiday, Fla., and summer in Wellfleet, Mass. Olive retired in June from her telecommuting job with The Hartford. Their more relaxed schedule allows time for travel. Next trip: land tour and cruise in Alaska. They look forward to seeing everyone at reunion. * Richard Riemer attended Alumni College at Colby. “It is one terrific program. I hope current students realize how great the education is at Colby.” Rich remembers David Barnes, who is on the Vietnam Wall in D.C. “I was friendly with Dave, and it was a few weeks into our junior year that I realized he wasn’t on campus. I never knew what happened until I read in Colby magazine a few years after we graduated that he was killed in Vietnam. I liked him, and feel badly that his life ended at such a young age.” After various corporate jobs, Rich went into real estate investing. “I have since sold every property except for one minor investment, so I am 98% retired. At this stage of my life, I have no interest in saving the world, or making any more real estate deals. Being a good husband and father is enough.“ * Steve Ford says the reunion planning committee “has held a meeting and had conference calls as we try to put together a program having something for everyone.” * Jessie McGuire went ice trekking on a glacier in Patagonia. “I started organizing and escorting trips several years ago and love the opportunities. I have a safari adventure to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe in October, and Malaysia and Borneo in January. We’re coordinating the second with a huge, very colorful Hindu festival called Thaipusam, which should offer us a few Nat Geo photo opportunities. I’m retired from the publishing industry, but still help out at some trade shows annually. They keep my mind active, my feet hurting, and my mileage account in the red!” * Arthur Brennan, “Semi-retirement afforded us the chance to spend time in the Caribbean this winter and two weeks in Italy this spring. Also looking forward to our 45th—hope to see many of our classmates there.” * Thom Rippon was recently elected to the governing board of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. “I also am still playing adult league ice hockey in Hershey 52 weeks a year, part of my six-times-per-week exercise regimen. In the 1960s, I was too Mid-Atlantic to make Colby’s hockey team, so I skated intramural and participated four years in indoor/outdoor track and field; we teammates are in touch, most lately about the death of our much-admired coach Ken Weibel. For age 65, I feel good and look less good!” * Gerry Kirshenbaum, “After retiring as assistant superintendent of schools in New Rochelle, N.Y., I’ve been the headmaster of two private schools. I’m now principal of a private high school in Nassau County and have been in education for 44 years. My wife and I have four married daughters and 16 grandchildren.” * Barbara Brown attended a small family reunion in Lake Jocassee, S.C. “My three daughters attended with their husbands and my five grandchildren. We did lots of eating, boating, and talking! I retired as a special education director and enjoy the freedom. My first short story will be published in the first-ever anthology of our Idaho Literary Log Cabin. I would enjoy hearing from fellow Colby friends—I’ve lost contact with just about everyone.” * Jan McGhee Adams is alive and well at Zion National Park in her third season after retiring from teaching. She enjoys hiking and rappelling in the canyons. You can visit her at the Zion Natural History Association bookstores at the visitor center or the history museum. “Isn’t it wonderful being the same age as the most famous route in America?” * As for me, the highlight of my summer was undoubtedly attending my son’s wedding among the redwoods of the U.C. Berkeley arboretum with the wedding reception at their botanical gardens. * It’s great to get so much news. If you haven’t communicated lately, send an e-mail!