Ken Gross’s interest in music continues. He contributed five unissued Coleman Hawkins titles from three different recording sessions to an upcoming Mosaic record box set. The New Magnolia Jazz Band is Ken’s Dixieland band—check out YouTube from a 2009 gig at York Beach, Maine, by typing in “York Beach” and “Ain’t Misbehavin” and you will be treated to an eight-minute version. * Jon Fink and family are happily settling into Portland, Ore., after 30 years in Phoenix. His volcanological appetite has been satisfied by daily views of Mounts St. Helens, Hood, Adams, and Rainier from his bathroom window. Work as vice president for research and strategic partnerships at Portland State is varied and fun and includes travel to India, Vietnam, and Indonesia. He’s seen Seth Dunn and Dorothy “Dee” Kelsey in the past year. * Sue Yovic Hoeller writes from Arkansas. She and husband Ted recently spent the day with Jay ’72 and Robin Sweeney Peabody ’74 in Denver, where they had a client meeting. Carl and Janice Johnson Peterson stopped by to see Susie’s mother in Tampa to celebrate her 81st birthday with brother Bill Yovic ’77. Sue and Ted recently were certified to teach an innovative entrepreneurial course titled “Who Owns the Icehouse?” It’s geared to those who own businesses or plan to in the near future. Sue definitely plans to join us next year at our 40th! * From Concord, Mass., Dave Delong writes that he is about to publish a book, Graduate to a Great Job: How to Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Job Market. His other book, Buddy, Can You Spare a Job? The New Realities of the Job Market for Aging Baby Boomers, is aimed at older job seekers. Dave and wife Sue have two wonderful daughters who are still in school, so Dave plans to work for another 10 years. * Ingrid Svenson Crook plans to take a group of 15 students to France for 10 days this summer, then stay on for two-plus weeks with husband Scott and friends to visit Bretagne and the Dordogne Valley. Ingrid is teaching French and Spanish this year, but hopes to return to teaching German next year. Other plans include retiring in two to three years. Ingrid is another classmate who does NOT MISS SNOW AT ALL. * Jean Strael Moss writes about adventures with Chris Hannon (director of Smith College library) and Penny Wolf Burns (Jean and Penny are godmothers to each other’s kids). Through Chris she reconnected with Janet Gilles Foley (they spent junior year in Caen together) and Janet is now working part time at Jean’s business, Olde Ipswich Tours. Jean stresses how much she LOVES working with her old college friend and how there is nothing more wonderful than reconnecting with Colby friends. Janet, Penny, and Jean went on an Olde Ipswich Tour to Burgundy and Provence in September, with Janet as one of the 12 guests and Penny as a co-leader. Check out her website (www.ipswichtours.com). Jean, husband John, and daughter Nicole are headed to Corsica for a 10-day vacation as I type. * In January Bob Diamond met with Colby alumni in N.Y. when he attended Professor Jennifer Yoder’s lecture Germany and the Eurozone Crisis. In February he joined Colby trustees in Boston for their annual winter meeting. He looks forward to May and youngest-son Charlie’s commencement, where the speaker will be former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. “Now is an exciting time to get involved in Colby,” he wrote, “as we approach the bicentennial and reunion in 2013.” Bob, I remember at our last reunion you happily announced your son Charlie was accepted to Colby and would be a freshman in the fall. Congratulations!