Classmates, I almost failed you by missing the deadline. This whole reinvention thing has clearly fried my brain cells (but only the weak ones). I moved to New Paltz in September, began a new career in corporate governance with the cybersecurity advisement portfolio, then got slammed with a Lyme disease diagnosis in November. To all of you who didn’t get a cheery response from me when you wrote, apologies! But I’m totally jazzed by all the news, so let’s get down on it! * Because I hadn’t received permission, my last column did not report John Northrop’s near-fatal accident on a mountain bike trail. He updated me that after a full year of healing (I imagine that included a few months of not moving), he is now doing spin class and yoga with plans to get on a bike again in the spring for his daily commute to work. Cheers to your full recovery, my friend! * From the New Career desk, I heard from Becky Crook Rogers, who is well on her way to a master’s in counseling ministries from Methodist Theological School of Ohio with a plan to graduate in 2016. She’ll be doing an internship this summer and then sitting for a professional counseling license in Ohio in June 2016. You go, girl! * Heidi Larson and husband Craig hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu—four days over two 13,000-plus passes, one of which was 13,900 feet! Heidi and Craig see a number of our classmates including Jenny Knoll Bouchard, Deb Fanton, and Rick Manley. Craig is still employed by School Family Media, where he’s VP of content and marketing, and Heidi works for the Education Development Center, where she works directly with two other Colby grads. You guys are deputized to exhort your friends to write in next time, KK? * Mair Sirakides Hill is an author, speaker, mentor, coach, and teacher with a new book, A GOOD PLAN: Ten Simple Steps to Make Healthy Choices a Habit. She summarizes it as “a primer, designed to get people to JUST START on a healthier lifestyle. Simple. Easy. Doable.” I’m in, Mair! She blogs at mairhill.com (loved the posts I read!), where her tag line is “You. Only Better. Personally. Professionally. Energetically.” Mair has a private coaching practice with passion-driven emphasis to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow to the next level, and she conducts corporate presentations on a range of wellness topics. Mair has three boys, the older two at Tufts and Marymount, and the youngest a senior in high school, where he’s an All-American Division I lacrosse player who has been recruited to play at Quinnipiac next year. Coaching begins at home, Mair! * Great to hear from Geoff Ballotti, who lives on a farm in New Jersey following a raft of career years in Europe. In addition to his work at Wyndham Worldwide, where he’s held C-level offices since 2008, Geoff is father to four girls, the youngest now preparing for college. His wife rescues horses, rehabilitates them, and relocates them to Massachusetts, where she and Geoff’s oldest daughter run a therapeutic riding camp for autistic and disabled children. Check it out at cranberrysunsetfarm.com. * From Tunbridge, Vt., Scott Russell sent up a flare! He wrote of a great trip to Scotland with wife Eve (Ermer) ’86, “hitting four breweries, seven distilleries (including six on Islay), and just about every pub in Edinburgh—my kind of holiday.” They did manage some quality family time with Eve’s cousins in Anstruther, Fife, “and visited ancestral and historic sites as well. Even cruised Loch Ness!” Their son and his wife are expecting their first son in February. Yes, Scott, we are really that old! * Keep the news coming, and note my new e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.