So many of you write in with news of your lives every quarter and I am always so amazed that as time goes by, you continue to want to share your news with each other. In the process I learn so much about you, too! * Harry Dickerson has a milestone to share—his daughter was married last June in a destination wedding at the Mexican Riviera Maya on the Caribbean. Her husband, like Harry, is a veterinarian. Harry’s son lives and works in China, where he is a business entrepreneur. * As she and her husband approach retirement, Leslie Schiller writes that they have recently relocated to the N.C. coast after 17 years in Wisconsin. They will spend summers there, and next winter (at least) in Winter Park, Colo., nurturing their love of both the beach and skiing. * To celebrate her 63rd birthday (what?), Janet Beals bought her first horse; she says it is a perfect match for her. She and Dave Nelson just returned from an amazing trip to Peru. They look forward to more traveling in their leisure time. * Another traveling duo, Bruce ’72 and Nancy Neckes Dumart, just returned from a magical (and hair-raising) trip to Glacier National Park, one the parks they had not yet visited. * Summer was very hot in France, as it was here in the U.S., as Jacques Hermant reports. He has been named an “emeritus professor” at his university. He’ll take his family to Cuba for Christmas, then return to Hanoi to teach next March. He will head to Tibet for a project in the spring. * We send Andy Schwab good wishes as he continues his struggle against a life-threatening illness. * Rob Wilson had an opportunity for a wonderful, though bittersweet, reunion at Casa Blanca, the famed restaurant owned by Sari Abul-Jubein ’69 in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Colby friends from ’69 to ’72 gathered to share stories old and new and to bid a fond farewell to the Casa B after nearly 40 years of Sari’s involvement. Among those gathered were Jack Taylor ’72, Gary Newton ’72, Lin Stone Gallagher ’70, and Sari. Rob is the executive director of the Veterans Education Project in Amherst. His job involves training veterans from 20 years of age to 80. Married and living in Hatfield, Mass., Rob looks forward to stepping down from this job at the end of the next school year, and will be exploring potential next steps. As an aside, through Rob’s reunion, I will be able to reconnect with Lin Stone, who had been a good friend 48 years ago, even before Colby. * Bill Hladky was eager for his son Jacob’s return from college this summer, the first visit in a year. Jacob reported that physics with calculus in college was easier than A.P. physics in high school. Bill is a very proud dad—proud of his son’s ability to learn and be competent. Bill had adventures of his own this summer exploring canyons, creeks, and waterfalls, in the Catskills. * Frank Apantaku’s daughter, Elyse ’09, married Benjamin Hauptman ’09, Aug 11. * This summer for me has been slightly less hectic than some. I’ve spent a lot of time with my own vocal jazz singing group “Boston Jazz Voices” as we are in the process of recording our second CD. I’m glad to have heard from so many of you. Safe travels to all of you who are venturing to far off places.