Retirement means time for travel for many classmates: a summer month in Europe and a cruise home for Lee ’67 and Linda Mitchell Potter; a fall trip to Russia and eastern Europe for Charlie and Jane Farnham Rabeni; Icelandic volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, and hot springs for Linda (Brooks) ’68 and John Perkins; a cruise to numerous scenic Balkan destinations for Doug and Beth Adams Keene; winter trips to Mexico for Carl Floyd and his girlfriend; and trips to Mexico and Paris for Anne Ruggles Gere and family. * Ginger and Bill Koster celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a Rhine cruise. Bill then took a business trip to Israel, where he toured Jerusalem. * Deb Anglim Higgins is still teaching and traveling. Highlights of an amazing two-month summer trip include Indonesia’s Bali and Java, an orangutan sanctuary in Malaysia, and the Dalai Lama’s arrival in India. * Peter Lax visited his son and family in Boston in the fall and had brunch with Fran Finizio in Concord. * Mac Donaldson and his wife will join their daughter and grandkids on a spring Disney cruise. * Yearly RV traveler Ted Houghton is on the road again for eight months, writing me from El Paso, Texas. He continues to work on his Web-based campground guide business, which is surprising him by actually bringing in a little money. * Sue Turner and husband Karl left Bar Harbor, Maine, in mid-December for their Charleston, S.C., winter home. On the way they visited relatives in Pennsylvania and spent Christmas in Wisconsin with their recently married daughter, Alissa, and her husband. * Author Ed Mowry reported heading to Mammoth Mountain, Calif., to write that second book, Don’t Tell Me I Can’t, while living hermitically in his RV. Several classmates have read Ed’s first book, So Close to Dying. If you haven’t, do. * Two faraway classmates have retired: Peter Grabosky, professor emeritus at the Australian National University, who says he continues to go to work and annoy people for free, and Rob Sears, who now does pro bono work for several NGOs in Manila, Philippines. * From Phil MacHale: “Divorced. Back to school. Writing. China. A whole bunch of the world. Moving to England. Will write home when there’s something to write about.” * After 29 years of teaching math and coaching at the Gunnery in Connecticut, Terry Clark will retire in June when the last of his six children graduates from that school. * Colby ’68 and Pat Berg Currier enjoy the challenges of year-round living in Harpswell, Maine, being forever grateful their builder convinced them to wire the house for a generator. * Gary McKinstry used to think 70 was really old but has no plans to retire. Longevity thrives in his hometown of Sarasota, Fla., so Gary thinks maybe Ponce de Leon was truly on to something. * Healing wishes to Doug Keene, who’s recovering from a complete shoulder replacement. With that and two replaced hips, Doug is “the bionic grampy” to his grandson. * Healing wishes also to Barry Willdorf, whose doctor told him he holds the record for most recoveries from viral infections, causing Barry to buy a new home to celebrate. Barry writes, “I’m now promoting the leukemia weight-loss diet—shed 30 pounds in 30 days. I guarantee it!” * Many classmates have mentioned our June 10-12, 2016, 50th reunion. Plans are in the works, and several have heard from class president Fran Finizio or others who are already hard at work on reunion planning. The 50th reunion turnout is always the biggest of the reunion classes. Be there! Why not start the reconnecting process by sending me your news? It was great to hear from so many of you this time around. Thank you!