No surprise that the Class of 2008 has lots to report! I’m having a great time living in Boston and reconnecting with lots of Colby alums. Most recently Patrick Sanders came up from D.C. to visit. We had a fabulous time that included a lovely dinner in the North End with Victoria Hayne, Stephanie Lubin-Levy, and Virginia Brown, followed by a trip to Mike’s Pastries. Other updates from Boston, you ask? * Michelle Easton is graduating this spring from Northeastern with her master’s in public administration. * Gretchen Markiewicz is enjoying work at Raytheon BBN Technologies in Cambridge, doing machine-learning research in speech technology. * Although not right in Boston, Julia Gilstein recently joined the EBSCO Publishing editorial team in Ipswich. She has also started a freelance editing and writing business, so send folks her way! Check it out at jgilstein-editing.com. * Tara Allain married Keith Boyer in October at the Wequassett on Cape Cod. She graduated from Columbia with her master’s in nursing as a family nurse practitioner and is working at a community and family health center in the Bronx. * Eva Gougian returned from the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, where she sheltered fellow PCV Tim Roberts ’05 during Hurricane Irene last August. Later that week they built a 15,000-liter water tank and ate goat liver. * Patrick Collins met with the owner of the Tampa Bay Rays, as his father’s company is hoping to partner with them. If any Colby alumni are in the Bay area during the 2012 baseball season, let Patrick know. He tells me that, if his suite is open, Colby alumni are welcome! * Amanda Roehn accepted a position as development coordinator for Ole Miss Athletics. She moved to Mississippi and loves it so far! * Martin “Moxie” and Emily Wilson Connelly, as well as the rest of the Connellys, have started a tea company. They are importing really tasty Fair Trade organic whole leaf tea from China. They call it the Little Red Cup Tea Company (littleredcuptea.com). Moxie is happy that his East Asian studies major is going to come in handy after all. * Skylar Sutton lives in the smoggy and charming Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles. Ronnie Wise helps her hold down this western outpost of Colby alumni. Skylar works on set in television production making sitcoms you probably avoid. Skylar and Ronnie recently were joined in the valley by the esteemed Jamie Poster. They engage in intellectual debates and classy beer as much as possible. Jamie is currently writing a blog about Los Angeles historical cultural monuments, architecture, trees species, and other oddities at LosAngelesLoveAffair.com. She also works with Ronnie and Skylar on curating events in historic places around L.A. for a project called Los Angeles Bird of Paradise. Skylar and Jamie attended a Breakfast with Bro together, along with Lijah Barasz ’06. Skylar was lucky enough to be invited to a more recent brunch with Lijah and Julie Miller ’06. In the last few years, Skylar and Ronnie have been graced with visits from Jeff Larson, Bailey Woodhull, Michelle Easton, Emily Goodnow, Meaghan Jerrett, Jake Obstfeld, Courtney Johnson, Chris Shelley, Rebecca Kamins ’09, Kat Brzozowski ’09, Samah Mahmood ’10, and the lovable Michael Wolk ’07. If you ever make it out west, look them up. Skylar tells me there’s a lovely couch to sleep on. Thanks again and please keep in touch!