I heard from a few Colby folks who were still recovering from Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. Debbie Neumann Dubowsky went 12-plus days without heat and power at her home in Roslyn, Long Island. Several others said that they were all thinking of our alumni friends and residents of New York and New Jersey and hope that all are safe and well. * Stuart Johnson’s twins, Brad and Chris, recently turned two. “Being an almost 50-year-old parent of young kids works out well because the older you get, the less sleep you need!” * Beverly Rice Tedeschi is in her 21st year of teaching biology at Plymouth Regional High School and still loves it, especially now that her oldest is in the same building. She recently introduced her daughter, a junior, to Colby. She loved showing her daughter her favorite places and, of course, upgraded their Colby sweatshirts while they were there! * After writing songs for decades, Scott Clark has begun to record some of the material and will be releasing the songs at a rate of one per month for the next six months. He sings on all of the pieces and plays either guitar or keyboard on each song as well. His first release, “Another Man’s Country,” is now available on iTunes, Amazon mp3, and Google Play. Check out his website at www.scottclarksongs.com. * Tom Claytor has raised the bar in the world of extreme sports! In September his team won the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in Hua Hin, Thailand. There were 12 teams and they had an exciting game with Audemars-Piguet in the final. “The trick to elephant polo is not to fall off.” Hoping Tom sends a video of the tournament … and wondering where he found extra-long elephant polo mallets?!? * It has been a busy year for Kevin Bruen and his family, as his son Conor is a high school senior in the midst of college applications. On a recent trip East from California to visit Colby and catch a football game, Kevin caught up with old friends Mike Sanderson and Sandy Winship ’84 and Wayne Eddy. Wayne and Sandy have a daughter and son at Colby now, and their son, Jesse ’16, played in the game that day against Amherst. * Sue James Geremia reports the good news that her husband, Lou Geremia, is back working in Boston after commuting to Denver for three years. Lou recently participated on a Colby finance panel for juniors and seniors at the Union Club in Boston. Their daughter Eliza is a freshman at the Tulane School of Architecture. Kiki is a junior at Dover-Sherborn High School and their son, Chris, is in sixth grade. Sue has been doing some human resources work for TripAdvisor for the past year and said that it has been fun to reconnect professionally and work with Chris Petersen again. She loves getting together every month for dinner with Cici Bevin Gordon, Carrie Rymer Elliott, and Katie Hollander Adams. * A special thanks goes to Cici Bevin Gordon for hosting a fabulous cocktail party for the Class of ’85ers midway between our two reunion years. Great turnout, delicious food, and some crashing alum from the Classes of ’84 and ’86 made for a really fun evening! * My family (Katie Hollander Adams) just returned from a trip to NYC to “watch” our daughter, Eliza, dance in the Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade. Apparently we should have arrived on the parade route about three hours earlier than we did; who knew there would be three million people there?!? Eliza was one of 600 girls (and one boy) in the “Spirit of America” dance troupe. Luckily we recorded the parade. Still no easy feat to pick her out as they were all wearing masks! * Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and hope to hear from you again in a few months!