Lots of news this time—apparently shameless begging worked! Congratulations to David Bodine, who received an honorary doctorate from Colby at the 2013 commencement. David is a senior investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute. For more information, see www.colby.edu/commencement. * While Colby celebrated its bicentennial, the elementary school where Jim Morgan is headmaster celebrated its centennial. Jim’s first and only grandson was whisked away to Nairobi by his parents as they do a stint at the U.S. embassy there. Meanwhile, Jim and some of his teachers were traveling to the Dominican Republic this summer to set up a partnership with a small rural school. * Earlier this year, Julie Stewart followed her heart to Ann Arbor, Mich., after spending 36 years in Philadelphia. She still loves to sing and in June was a member of the chorus in a local production of Chess. She’s learning the joys and fun of living in a small city/big university town and asks if there are any Colby classmates out her way. * Dan Mallove is an attorney in Seattle. Last winter Dan reunited with several classmates and families—including Jamie Stubner, Harry Nelson, Kevin Carley, Lindsay Huntington Hancock, and Mike Boyson—for a week of skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Sounds like fun! * In April Jerry and Carrie Getty Scheid visited Ikuko and Ken Curtis in Tokyo, Japan. While at dinner one night, they met up with “redoubtable” Joe Meyer ’79, and then they toured the Meiji Jingu Shrine the next day. * Stephen Marcus practices condominium and real estate law in Braintree, Mass. He and Carol Augustyniak celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary this May. His son, Jake, started law school at the University of Miami this fall; his daughter, Alix, works for a high-end restaurant in San Francisco. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease three years ago but is doing well; in his spare time he’s president of the New England chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. * Peter Labombarde writes about his “three kids, three deep joys.” After studying in Marseille and Morocco last semester, Peter’s daughter Katherine is a senior at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. His daughter Jocelyn starts at Rhodes College in Memphis this fall; Jocelyn’s twin, Evan, heads to the U.S. Marines as a cryptological linguist. Peter adds, “We’re broke and exhausted, but very proud!” * Jack Hoopes and his wife, Jocelyn, spend summers sailing Europe aboard Windleblo, a Hallberg-Rassy 40 they bought four years ago in Sweden. Since then, they’ve sailed the Baltic and Mediterranean as well as around Norway, Scotland, and Ireland. This summer they’re cruising the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, and they plan to bring Windleblo across the Atlantic this fall. Read their blog at www.windleblo.com. They spend winters in Golden, Colo., where Jack works in the ski industry and Jocelyn practices accounting. * For most of the past decade, John and Jayne Osler Sutton have directed much of their time and energy toward helping his aging parents, who recently passed. Now Jayne and John are pondering the next phase. They live in the Washington, D.C., area with their Pembroke corgi, Archy. Jayne’s “full-time part-time” job and labor of love is serving as director of the Shambhala Meditation Center in D.C., part of a worldwide Buddhist community that aspires to the creation of an enlightened society. * Karen Smith Clark wrote while en route to Colby for daughter Molly’s ’13 graduation. Karen’s older daughter, Sarah, graduated from Colby in 2008. Karen noted that it was great to see the campus changes. Her daughters loved attending Colby as much as Karen did; she’s looking forward to future mother-daughter trips! * Well, I’m out of room—come back for updates from Doug McMurrey, Betsy Bowen, Jay Sarson, Joy Sawyer-Mulligan, and more! Please, please remember to give to the Colby Fund. Have a terrific late summer and fall—play safe!