I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing, fun, and not too hot summer. As many of us are rapidly approaching—or recently passed—the big 5-0, I’d be interested in hearing how you celebrate or confront the big day. For those who appreciate a poem: “Do not go gentle into that good night, old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” How do you plan to rage? * I recently attended a mini-reunion celebrating the wedding of my former roommate Genevieve Hammond ’86 to Dan Matthews in Canton, Mass., (they eloped last February but held off on the reception). Gen and Dan live in Needham, Mass. I had a great time catching up with Gen, our former roommates Tracy Weiner Cotopolis and Kitty Wilbur, and ’86ers Wendy Lapham, Monique Reed Kotsiopoulos, and Kate Patterson. None of us look a day older than our time at Colby (or that might have been the wine goggles). * David Ballou celebrated his 20th year practicing law and the founding of his law firm, Ballou & Bedell, in York, Maine. He hopes that good health and his current enjoyment of the profession continue for many more years. * Anthony and Cynthia Mulliken Lazzara sent their oldest son, Forrest, for 26 days at Camp Kieve, an amazing Maine summer camp on Damariscotta Lake run by Henry Kennedy ’80. Their youngest, Hudson, was scheduled to follow a week later. Cindy and Anthony got to return for two weekends in a row and stay at Kieve’s Family Camp. Next was their annual Midwest driving tour: Chicago, Milwaukee, and Harbor Springs, Mich. * Sam Staley’s second teen novel, A Warrior’s Soul, was published in July by Wheatmark to positive reviews. This fall Sam moved to Tallahassee to become associate director of Florida State University’s DeVoe Moore Center, an interdisciplinary unit of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. He’ll teach a course in urban planning and urban economics as well as lead the center’s outreach and fundraising efforts. His family will stay in Ohio for at least another year so his daughter can graduate from high school. During a New England college tour, Sam visited Colby with his daughter, Claire, and Rick Patten ’84 and Anna Sandstrom ’85. (Colby is in the running for Claire, along with Vassar and Elon.) * I can always count on interesting news from the prolific David Rosenberg (accompanied this time by Bill Sheehan). Bill is expanding his foray into the restaurant business and plans to open another Golden Lotus in Kennebunkport. Bill and David report that Warren Burroughs’s boar, Jelly Belly, took first prize in the Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig Breeders’ Competition. Warren plans on putting him out to pasture and to stud in the fall. Brian Hesse spends a lot of time coaching his kids’ many athletic teams. He can also be found at The Lyceum, a restaurant in Salem, every Sunday morning playing the sax for the jazz brunch. George Harrington ’85 owns the restaurant and comments on Brian’s musicianship: “He’s not that great a musician, but what he lacks in talent he makes up for in looks and comedy.” Calls me back to freshman year Jan Plan, when I roomed near these guys in the Hillside dorms.