Hello to all! * Received a long, newsy note from Doug and Hazel Parker Smith. Hazel retired as a high school media specialist teacher librarian in Ashland, Ore. Doug continues in private practice and is on the staff of two hospitals in neurology/rehabilitation, working with patients suffering from general stroke, head trauma, combat-acquired traumatic brain injury, and PTSD. Hazel accompanied Doug to Denver during the November cold spell. (It never reached 10 above while they were there.) He attended his professional academy meeting, with days of intense classes followed by evenings of Denver dining. Hazel experienced museums, art galleries, and gardens. In December they enjoyed a week of tropical botanical gardens and early Hawaiian history on Kauai. Hazel is becoming a master gardener through the Oregon State Agricultural Extension Program. Their grandson, 2, lives in the East Bay area of San Francisco, with their daughter and her husband. Doug’s son and his family live about an equal distance north in Oregon. Hazel and Doug plan to attend our 45th reunion and spend time in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. * Ben Kravitz has been retired for four years. He splits his time among Longboat Key, Fla., Easton, Mass., and Sunapee, N.H. He plays golf and tennis, bikes, boats, and is active in the Boys and Girls Club of Brockton, Mass., serving as its president for the last four years. He is also involved in business ventures with two of his sons. He states that, in retirement, he needs to have things to do; he just doesn’t want to have to do them. * Paul Tabor is living happily with his wife, Mary, in Bowdoinham, Maine. They have two granddaughters. He is semi-retired, working part time with the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council. * Jane Stinchfield Sexton has been appointed to the Maine Board of Education. * Bill Hardy dramatically reduced his role in his law firm in Lewiston and Portland, Maine, and moved to Napa, Calif. He and Lona (Eldridge) ’66 make some wine, enjoy the San Francisco Opera and ballet, play some golf (he is hanging onto a single-digit handicap at age 70), and generally like living in the Bay Area. Bill recently became president of the Napa Valley College foundation. This means he is constantly looking for donations, and thus no one will sit next to him at dinner. The foundation work gives him a chance to pay forward the scholarship help he got at Colby. Bill and Lona have a son, Joe, who is VP for research and development at Lumosity in San Francisco. They see him, their lovely daughter-in-law, and their grandson often. Bill enjoys painting and has even sold a couple of works, “proving there’s no accounting for taste.” * Alfred “Buz” Brown lives in Boulder with his wife, Martha. They have two sons, Nate and Ned, who both graduated from CU and are actively employed pursuing their dreams—and not living with them. Buz works hard at growing ION Engineering, a company he started six years ago. The company is developing one of the leading chemical processes for removal of carbon dioxide from industrial emissions. * As for us, Bob and I made a two-week pilgrimage back to Japan last October. I had been three times, but Bob had made at least 150 trips during his career at Pratt & Whitney when he was working with the Japanese airlines and competing to sell jet engines to them. Neither of us had been back since 2004/2006. This was a relaxed, fun-filled sightseeing trip with friends from California. It also afforded us all the opportunity to catch up with old friends in Japan. We visited Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Kyoto, and Nara. Unfortunately we missed Mount Fuji, which was shrouded in mist and fog on the day we went to see it. Best to all, and think 45th reunion in June!