May I offer you a fresh cup of news? My pleasure! * Elizabeth Warren Bogo says, “This fall, like thousands of other parents, we dropped our daughter off at a college 1,000 miles from our home in Grand Rapids, Mich. It felt familiar since Holly was beginning her experience as a freshman at Colby! [Never heard of it.] The campus felt the same—the friendliness, the unique aroma of Dana, and the Lorimer Chapel ceremony. The differences that struck me were all the impressive new construction, seemingly more diverse student body, and that Colby had finally, proudly embraced the White Mule. [Not literally, of course.] We stayed with RB Klinkenberg in Vermont several times. His children may be skiing more than RB. I had fun seeing Sara Bengur in NYC and learning about her interior design business. I’ve also spotted Eric Green and family during our trips. Jeanne Morrison Cook and I had a blast visiting colleges with her oldest, David, a freshman at Dartmouth, and my two daughters, Holly (Colby) and Martha (Colgate). Most summers we are fortunate to see Ned Scheetz and family in northern Michigan and Mitch Cook and clan in Grand Haven. If anyone’s out this way, please be in touch.” * Mitzi Thurber Carleton writes, “You may not remember that older lady taking classes with you in French and literature. [Mitzi, I barely remember where I left my keys.] My big news is that Fred and I joined the Kendal at Hanover Retirement Community a month ago. It is a stimulating environment, and we’re making the necessary adjustments with our cat, Ringo Starr, and dog, Shanti. My grandson, Nick Archibald, Mike Archibald’s son, will be a freshman at Colby next September! * Jeff Russell “finally put his airplane on skis for the season. [I’ll observe from down here, thanks.] The day after, temperatures hit 53 and daisies popped up outside the hangar. Eventually the snow gods were appeased and a blizzard hit town.” * EJ Perry is “always excited to see fellow classmates, like Steve Sanborn. We both work for Andover Public Schools and interact more now because Steve was promoted to head of the science curriculum for the district. I still teach fifth graders. [And I still act like one, EJ.] Steve occasionally observes and offers science demonstrations. I’m also the Andover High football coach. We went 10-1 this year, won the league title, and made the playoffs. I also bumped into Tim O’Donnell, who runs his own business, Interrate, in Woburn. I’ve never left Andover, remarkably living here for 48 years and raising my three wonderful children, Julia, 16, EJ, 14, and little Will, 8. I’ve been married to Kathleen for 17 years on April 14. I see lots of Colby people in town, including my sister, Grace Perry Shepley ’97, and her husband, Chris Shepley ’98, whose son, Chris, attends my elementary school. Katie Butler Wakana ’09 used to teach with me at West Elementary in Andover until she married and relocated to D.C.” * Christopher Fay writes, “I’m getting married in April. Looking forward to my eldest son going to college this fall. See Brian Kennedy, Keith Jones, Matt Mahon on occasion.” [A man of few, but impactful, words.] * Tristram Korten says, “My family and I spent the past year at U. Michigan, Ann Arbor. I was named a Knight-Wallace Fellow, which allows mid-career journalists to study whatever they want for the year. [May I suggest studying mid-career journalists?] Fellows travel to Canada, Brazil, Argentina, and Turkey to meet politicians, new people, etc. Normally, we live in Miami, so this is the first time my girls, Kiara, 7, and Niamh, 5, saw snow or went sledding and skating. I’m using this time to research a book. So, 25 years after trekking across a snow-covered campus to history class, I’m now trekking across a snow-covered campus to history class!” * I will now trek across a rug-covered floor to e-mail this. Peace!