Steve and Laura Struckhoff Cline sent in updates from Baltimore. Laura retired March 1 from her career as a social worker. She had been with Baltimore County Social Services for nearly two decades in one of the most stressful jobs one can imagine. As Steve says, there is nobody who deserves to enjoy retirement more than Laura. In mid-March their number of grandchildren was to jump from one to three as the wives of both their sons were due to deliver daughters two days apart. On March 23 their other granddaughter, Kaylee, turned 2. It must have been an exciting month. We hope both mothers and babies are doing well. Finally, Steve and their son Aaron had the thrill of a lifetime when they attended this year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans and watched as their hometown Baltimore Ravens won the title. * Cathy Pagano wrote that she finally had something fun to report. She recently published her book titled Wisdom’s Daughters: How Women Can Change the World (https://sites.google.com/site/wwwwisdomsdaughterscom). It describes the archetypal journey that women take to find their freedom and wholeness. As she puts it, the world needs women’s wisdom! Although Cathy lives in Las Vegas, she was wishing she were back in New England with the snow and cold. * On a sad note, Gilbert “Buddy” Earle passed away Feb. 21, 2013, at 64. He was a longtime resident of Falmouth, Maine, and taught fifth and sixth grade for 36 years at Cape Elizabeth Middle School before failing health led to his retirement in 2007. That is when his lifelong battle with diabetes required that he have a leg amputated. His leg was replaced with an artificial limb. According to his daughter, he never let his medical challenges get him down. He just considered them bumps in the road. * Joani Katz writes that she and Arthur still feel comfortable living in Newton, Mass., and working. She finds the challenges of being a geriatric-care manager satisfying. Joani continues to play tennis and believes that she is still able to improve her doubles game. They host Boston Marathon parties since they live on mile 18 of the route. She regularly sees Ben Kravitz, Charles Terrell, Bill Aldrich, and Ginny (Rowe) ’68 and Andy Starkis. * Mike Self sent along pictures: one of his twin grandsons, Wilson and Jack, born last July 4, and another of three generations of Selfs—Mike, his son David, and his grandson Blake. By now he should be up to four grandchildren as the fourth was expected in February. * I had lunch with Mark Zaccaria last December at the Celestial Café in Exeter, R.I. We had a chance to get caught up on news. Now that the election is over, Mark is back full time to consulting for Rustin Marketing Services. * Bob and I spent a quiet winter with our Portuguese water dogs, Morgan and Mike. We took a couple trips to New Hampshire during the winter and a trip to the Maine Boat Builders Show in Portland, Maine, in March. Our son Jonathan and his family live in Exeter, R.I., which was the reason I went to Exeter in December—to take care of the grandchildren while Jonathan and Meghan enjoyed a trip to Mexico. Caroline, 5, and Riley, 3, are getting big. This winter Caroline demonstrated a real interest in skiing and can now ski all the way down from the top of King Pine in New Hampshire. * Keep the news coming, everyone. I’d love to hear from more of you who don’t usually write in.