Class president Norm Olsen survived a trip to Alaska that involved sloshing through a 10-foot drop to turbulent, icy water. He spoke of the necessity of doing such things when one is young and fit. I was just glad to hear that our president is still fit enough to lead us to the next reunion in 2018! * Gail Andrews McCarthy enjoyed a fundraising phone call from a Colby student who asked her if the campus had moved to Mayflower Hill when she was a student—and then went on to pronounce Chi Omega like it was chai tea. Gail’s life is filled with golf, book club, yoga, Bunco, bowling, and choir in her retirement. * Peter Rinaldi continues to run his newspapers in Natchez, Miss., but is spending more time in Naples, Fla., since he bought a home there; his sons and grandson live there as well. He’s still playing soccer, which he credits to his excellent Blue Cross coverage. * Morrie Herman, his wife, Eileen, and three grown sons took a trip to Disney World during Christmas break. Morrie’s sons are all successful students in varying stages of program completion. Lots of graduations for you and your wife, Morrie! * Jon Miller returned to Maharishi University of Management to become recertified as a teacher of transcendental meditation and to enjoy long meditations in the Golden Dome. He continues to practice law, focusing on trusts, business, real estate, and intellectual property. * My heart goes out to Ida Dionne Burroughs, who in November lost her husband to lymphoma that had only been diagnosed in September. She’s learning to live alone with her dog and is organizing a team for the Prouty ride in July that raises money for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon, N.H. She keeps up with some classmates, especially Janet Hueners, through Facebook. * Congratulations to Wendy Knickerbocker, whose book—Bard of the Bethel: The Life and Times of Boston’s Father Taylor, 1793-1871—was just published, complete with a cover blurb written by Colby Professor Emeritus Tom Longstaff. * Monica Bignelli still works as a consultant for corporate learning and development, focusing on helping managers build their skills. Interesting experiences abound with clients including British Parliament and the maritime branch of the United Nations. She lives in London and hasn’t visited the U.S. in six years. Wait four more, and come back for our 45th reunion in 2018! * Joe Mattos sent a fabulous picture of former Colby football coach Dick McGee with Joe and John Krasnavage, probably on their way to lunch, where they periodically meet over a burger and beer. Joe enjoys his part-time job as superintendent of schools in Islesboro, Maine. * Jack Sigel writes of his upcoming retirement plans, which involve traveling. He plans to drive to Arkansas to visit his son, who specializes in trauma and child abuse in children under 6. He also plans to explore New Mexico, Arizona, and California and would love to meet up with Larry Rider in Arizona. Jack writes nostalgically about his time at Colby and his experiment with encounter groups with Wendy Knickerbocker. He fondly remembers seeing Ram Dass in 1969 and the invitation-only “Fireman’s Ball” that happened every spring. * The final bit of news is joyous—Anne Huff Jordan writes of the birth of her first grandchild, Jordan Elizabeth. Jordan and her parents live in Utah, so Anne plans to travel out there regularly. * Remember to block off the first weekend in June of 2018 for our 45th reunion.