A relatively brief column this month—I need more of you to send news and updates! You don’t have to wait for the quarterly request by e-mail. Write me anytime! And now to it … * David McKay Wilson has returned to the Journal News in White Plains, N.Y., to write the paper’s weekly “Tax Watch” column and develop in-depth stories on tax policy. He continues to write for alumni magazines around the country, including this edition of Colby, which includes his profile of Todd McGovern ’97. * Noel Barry Stella wrote about a gathering of classmates and other alums at Colby in January to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the women’s hockey team. In addition to Noel, classmates included Karen Smith Gowan, Valerie Jones Roy, Connie Crosby, and Maureen Kelliher. Other alums included Laurie Fitts Loosigian ’75, Sue Benson Turnbull ’75, Sue Conant Cook ’75, LouAnne Tobias Jaeger ’77, Sue Zagorski Gaffny ’77, Lee Johnson ’79, Carol Doherty Moroney ’79, Byrd Allen ’75, and Wanda Wright L’Heureux ’78. They all enjoyed watching and participating (some intrepid skaters) in the alumni game Jan. 19. Noel writes, “We reminisced, caught up with each other’s lives, and resumed friendships after decades apart. It was a weekend to remember!” * In recognition for his work at the U.S. Pacific Command, Jed Snyder received the Award for Outstanding Public Service from the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. From 2008 to 2012 Jed was a senior advisor to three successive commanders of the Pacific Command in Hawaii, where he focused on strategic planning for the Asia-Pacific theater. He has returned to Washington, D.C., where he’s again at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA). * Marian Lishman Lord wrote while watching the blizzard of ’13 out the kitchen window. She works at Barnes & Noble and loves being a children’s lead, which includes reading and acting out the stories for story time. Her two step-grandkids live in Oregon. Her son, Austin, worked for Senator Scott Brown, and she’s hoping he’ll soon “pop the question” to his girlfriend. The best news is that after a long illness, her husband is finally doing well—two years and no hospitalizations! We’ll keep him in our prayers, Marian! * This winter Frank Malinoski and his wife, Judith, went on a medical mission to some of the poorest populations in regions around Managua, Nicaragua. Their team of 12 saw more than 1,000 patients in six clinic days! * Bicentennial greetings, one and all. As I finish this column, I’m halfway out the door to head to D.C. for a bicentennial event, where I hope to see Wendy B. Broadbooks Pickett and her husband, Jack. Remember that when you receive this column, the fund year is rapidly wrapping up. You read the column—you obviously care about Colby and your classmates. Honor them with a bicentennial gift to Colby. And send news!