Lawrence Furbish writes, “My first contribution! After a 30+-year career as a nonpartisan researcher and office director for the Connecticut General Assembly, I am retired and back in my hometown in Maine living in the house my grandfather built and where I grew up. Retirement is busy with fun things and community service, especially Rotary. I will be leading a group study exchange team to northern Germany for a month in the spring and have been selected to be district governor of our Rotary district in 2014-15.” * George Rideout sends a copy of his annual “Rideout Valentine’s letter” detailing the many activities of his extended family, including teaching, medical, and missionary activities in Niger, complete with a second “diesel airplane” being prepared for Niger. George has 16 grandchildren and is truly blessed! * John Leopold was presented the Martin P. Miller Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arapahoe County Bar Association. It was just the third time in 53 years the award has been given. It was presented at the association’s annual judges’ dinner, which attracted more than 250 people. John is past president of the association. He was a private lawyer for 13 years, and a district judge, including the last four years as chief judge of Colorado’s most populous judicial district. After retiring from the bench in 2006, he has been serving as a mediator/arbitrator/special master. John adds, “Other news: to celebrate my 65th, Terry and I and my friend and his wife went to France and Spain in October. Highlights included a tour of the residence of the American ambassador; a stunning (albeit controversial) new production of Gounod’s Faust at Opera National de Paris; time in the St. Emilion wine country; and our first ever trip to Madrid and Toledo: fantastic! And I’m now involved in trying to set up a Colby alumni group in Colorado (primarily, but not exclusively, for Front Range residents—there are a significant number of alums here).” * Tony Jordan writes: “My sax group, the Annandale Saxophone Ensemble, played at the 35th annual International Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University under the sponsorship of the U.S. Navy Band. Last year we opened for Branford Marsalis. If you do a YouTube search under our name you can see some performances from this year and last. I’m also playing with the Bob Gibson Big Band (have some YouTube clips under that name), the Big Band Tradition www.donbeckerphoto.com/BigBandTradition/, and the Civil Air Patrol Maryland air wing Swing Command http://www.ropedrum.com/swingcommand.htm. Last December and over the holidays I was substituting with the Northern Lights Dance Orchestra http://northernlightsdc.com/. Still can’t reach my old roomy Pete Rouse although I’ve sent him several e-mails.” * Finally, a handwritten letter from Col. John Lee ’53, who is a licensed tour guide in Washington, D.C. He states, “Four Colby alumnus’ names are in front of Miller Library who gave their all in Vietnam. I would be privileged to guide their classmates and families should they wish to visit the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C., to see their names on the wall.” Gratis! One of the names is David Thomas Barnes (panel 52E, line 33). Thank you to John for his gracious offer. * That’s all the class news for now. Note: publishing schedules are now faster, so your news will appear sooner. Send something in!