A January Postmedia News article contrasted Muhammad Ali, whom doctors have said contracted Parkinson’s from years of blows to the head, with Audrey Hittinger Katz ’57, who is using Ali’s sport—boxing—to combat the symptoms of the disease. Katz was diagnosed with Parkinson’s three years ago and has adopted a regimen of exercise to mitigate the disease’s hallmark rigidity and tremors. * NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times were all talking about Annie Proulx ’57, who wrote the libretto for the opera version of Brokeback Mountain. Proulx penned the original short story on which the award-winning 2005 film and the opera were based. The opera, a collaboration between Proulx and composer Charles Wuorinen, debuted in Madrid. * Harold “Hal” Estabrook ’59 was recognized by Financial Planning magazine for his contributions to the pro bono military program of the Financial Planning Association of Massachusetts. Estabrook, who is director of the program, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was a partner of Estabrook & Chamberlain Financial Services Inc. for nearly 50 years, and has been a certified financial planner for two decades.