Be sure to visit our new Facebook group page, Colby College Class of 1974, administered by Dennis Delehanty. You’ll find photos from reunion and from our glorious Colby days. Join the group and send him more photos at email@example.com. * Laura and Jim Heald were off to Italy to enjoy hiking, architecture, and some vino after getting together with Kathy and Ray Mazurek in Pennsylvania over Labor Day. The Healds spent their 31st anniversary in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, enjoying too much food, drink, sun, and warm water. Jim expects to release his new CD, Dark Night, Bright Sun, shortly, and we thank him for performing for us at reunion. * This year Diana Stork toured Ireland and Alaska with some of her students who have followed in her footsteps as a professional harpist. She recently completed two albums of traditional and original music and is currently working on another. * Ted Field lives with his partner in Portland, Maine, seeing its raw underbelly of poverty and substance abuse. He reports being robbed and having an attempt made on his life, prompting his wry comment, “Ah, Maine: The Way Life Should Be.” A serious illness included a nursing home stay followed by a hip replacement and four bouts of pneumonia, but Ted recovered sufficiently and was ready to enjoy a cruise on the Queen Mary 2. He is writing a second volume of poetry and working on memoirs he hopes to see made into a movie. * Jane Dutton and some of her former graduate students at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, started a company focusing on how people can make their jobs more engaging by re-engineering them from within. Both of Jane’s daughters and her 90-year-old mother also live in Ann Arbor. Jane awaits her first grandchild, due in December. * Prior to playing his first Southern Maine Seniors Golf Tournament, Artie Bell wrote, “I am devastated! How can I be so old? I have classmates who are grandparents. This is all very troubling … Please HELP!” * Terri and Rob Burgess, empty nesters now that son Ian started at Springfield College and daughter Jenny is a junior at Emmanuel College, are entering into “the dreaded period of double tuitions.” Rob heads the commercial workout function at Bangor Savings Bank in Portland. He feeds his astronomy habit by using his backyard observatory to host star parties for school kids and other groups. He invites classmates to stop by anytime for beer-infused stargazing. * Tsutomu and Priscilla Allen Ishiguri have been married 39 years and have three children and one grandchild. Before settling in New York, where Tsutomu worked at the UN, they lived in India, Japan, and Switzerland. Priscilla taught ESL for many years and worked as an RN for 10 years, retiring recently. She spends time in Japan (where Tsutomu teaches international studies), visits their son in London, and babysits their granddaughter. Grandchild number two is on the way. * Kent and Cindy Vietor Kahle live in Houston, where their handful of pets is often joined by foster animals. She is a certified wildlife rehabber. Cindy, who taught for 10 years in various cities, has three grown children and remains in touch with her Colby roommate, Jen Goff Goodspeed ’73. She and Kent enjoy foreign travel and were vacationing in France during reunion. * I want to thank Jill Gilpatric Richard and Vicki Parker Kozak for having done this column for us these past several years. It’s a great job—a chance to rediscover what an amazing group of people we all are. Thanks to those of you who responded to my request for your news, and I hope more of you will write soon. (Pressure will be applied below.) Due to space limitations in the print edition, I saved some great stuff for the next issue. Just to whet your appetite: Why has Paul Harrington been knocking on doors? What did Hurricane Sandy do to Ann Earon? Would you believe that Jan Hampshire Cummins is a great-grandmother? Are Lindy Lund and Linda Krohn one and the same? Why isn’t retirement in sight for Harriet Hults King? Answers to these burning questions—and MORE—in the next Colby Magazine. Don’t YOU want to be there, too? Remember, I now have the Power of the Pen, and I’m not afraid to use it! The following is a demonstration. This is a total lie, at least as far as I know: Was that Michael Strone singing the role of Lensky in Eugene Onegin at La Scala? Needing a world-class tenor fluent in Russian, did they find him conveniently nearby, supporting indie filmmaking in the Greek Islands? This is your personal call to send me some news, Michael. (I enjoyed our chat at reunion, by the way.) Don’t forget our Colby College Class of 1974 Facebook page—there’s a neat photo of Jane Dutton and Nancy Spangler, taken on the day they met as freshman roommates! Send more great photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and Dennis Delehanty will post them for all of us to enjoy.