Here we are in the dead of winter, bizarre weather all over the world, and we don’t know whether to bundle up for 20 below or dress for a heat wave of 60 degrees! With a shift in the magazine schedule, and with so many of you writing in, I had to abbreviate some of your news. Please bear with the word limit, and if you don’t see your news here, look for it next time. * Fred Osborn and his wife, Anne, are happy to announce that they now live in a house of their own for the first time ever in New York. They sold the family estate, built in 1919, to an NYC art dealer who is restoring every detail to its original state. Fred and Anne now live in a cottage on the edge of the estate. * Jon Stone welcomed his seventh grandchild. * There is no dust gathering on Rich Abramson, who continues to be busy with President Bro Adams promoting the new Snow Pond Center for the Arts, connected with the New England Music Camp, as an arts venue/music school/arts academy. * Dave Williams is still skating his heart out. He played hockey in Montreal last November with his “old” teammate and friend John Bowey. * Alive and well in Auburn, Maine, Mike Smith wants his classmates and DKE brothers to know that he’s semi-retired after a career in psychiatric nursing. He’s a doting grandfather. Recently he enjoyed sharing Colby memories with Jack Marsh ’48. * While attending a family wedding at the Cosmos Club in D.C. (a private social club for Washington’s intellectual elite), Alan Levine had an opportunity to show his girlfriend the Lovejoy entry in the Newseum’s database of press martyrs. * Bill Hladky sends me fascinating photos of his hiking and climbing adventures in the most interesting of places as well as encouraging messages about his son’s college prowess. * Officially retired now, Janet Beals and Dave Nelson celebrated their liberation with a two-month trip to Europe, visiting 11 countries on Eurorail passes—just like kids. * Dennis Hartung visited with old college buddies Craig Dickinson, Dave Collins, and Brad Moir. * Continuing his research for the EPA in the Office of Research and Development, Atlantic Ecology Division, in Narragansett, R.I., Hal Walker writes that he and his family are still learning to “ski the bumps” in life beyond college. He and his wife have twin boys, which means that next year they might have three sons in college. * After 20 years as the founding executive director at Solutions at Work, Macy Delong has changed her focus in a new role at Vinfen in Boston, putting her experience to work with those battling mental health issues. She sees Pat Montgomery and Nancy Hammar Austin a couple times a year. * Carolyn Additon Anthony is fulfilling her year’s term as president of the Public Library Association, a national organization of 10,000 members. Bill Anthony, her husband, continues as director of studies abroad at Northwestern University. * Jonathan Ray wrote a personal narrative called Gorham, Bridgton and Beyond that includes a chapter about Colby. The book is available through Amazon. * Linda Wallace has been exploring eastern Europe with her husband, visiting seven countries, national parks, and a school in a Hungarian mountain village. Linda was most excited about attending Colby’s bicentennial celebration hosted by the L.A. alumni chapter. She was struck by how many generations of alums were present and was impressed by the young graduates’ passion, intellect, and accomplishments. * Nancy Neckes Dumart and I had a fun mini reunion with Dave Eddy in Framingham, Mass., a few months back. My “other dad,” Faith Tiberio Dougherty’s dad, passed away in October—very sad. On a more positive note, I am very impressed by how accomplished so many of our classmates are. Me? I just plod along.