'80 Griffin Fry
Atlanta, Georgia

Lisa Deems Turner, Perrysville, Ohio, is enjoying the peacefulness of rural life on the mini- farm where her mother and granddad grew up, but she finds it challenging to single-handedly raise two teenage daughters, Nellie (seventeen) and Tamarind (twelve). Lisa writes, "Despite all their activities, I squeeze in some triathlons as a late desperate grab at youth! Since I didn't do any while I was young and in shape, I'll do some when I'm old and out of shape!" Lisa thought the Swimmin' Women reunion and alumni meet with Coach Steen last fall was phenomenal! She would love to hear from friends. Robert A. Weiss and his wife, Ofra, have enjoyed coming back to Kenyon on a yearly basis over the last few years, as their son, Evan A. Weiss '11, was a student. Bob writes that following his graduation, Evan planned to move to Boston to work in advertising. Bob and Ofra live in Orinda, California, and would love to hear from anyone visiting the San Francisco area.

'81 Clarence "Bud" Grebey III
Stamford, Connecticut

David E. Graham owns a catering business in Cincinnati and lives in Norwood, Ohio, with his wife, Jennifer, and children, Kassandra (fifteen), Hayley (twelve), and Henry (six). David writes, "I just attended reunion. Thanks to those who made it happen. It was fun!" Clarence "Bud" Grebey, Stamford, Connecticut, has been appointed by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy to serve on the state's Judicial Review Council.

'82 Brian K. Wilbert
Oberlin, Ohio

Michael K. Zorek tells us that his nine-year-old son, Jeremy, played the part of "small boy" in the national touring company of Billy Elliott this summer, alternating with another boy in the role. Michael writes, "It's not nine to five, but for nine years old, I am very pleased." The Zorek family lives in New York City.

'83 Reid W. Click
Washington, D.C.
Gregg O. Courtad
Canton, Ohio
David F. Stone
Birmingham, Michigan

Nancy Grant, Winnetka, Illinois, is having a hard time deciding whether a once-a-month weekend visit is too much when her daughter, Hannah Kathleen Gray, joins the Kenyon Class of 2015 this fall. Amy McCloskey, Brooklyn, New York, writes that after seven years of research and development, the team at drinkmercy.com have launched their hangover prevention beverage, Mercy. Currently available only in New York and online, it has nevertheless made it into the New York Times and onto The Today Show. Amy says that between Mercy and Madame X, her lounge in Greenwich Village, she is exhausted. Of a Kenyon eighties reunion at Madame X in June 2011, she writes, "It was a great night and reminded me again how unique Kenyon, its students, and faculty are, and how lucky (and smart) I was to go there." Douglas H. Thompson, West Chester, Pennsylvania, has left his position in the golfing hospitality field and is self-employed as a strategic marketing consultant. Doug has also become a wilderness advocate and a poet and lyricist whose writing captures the joy of life lived in harmony with nature.

'84 Beverly Sutley
Tyrone, Pennsylvania

Julia G. Allan, Cummington, Massachusetts, writes, "Life in the hill towns of western Massachusetts rolls along. Our daughter Madeleine is off to college this fall, and our other daughter, Katy, begins high school. We have a two-year-old lab to help keep us active!" Allison J. Cleary, Hinesburg, Vermont, reports that her daughter, Anna C. Watts '14, is a sophomore at Kenyon. Jeffery B. Pannebaker has moved to Park City, Utah, to pursue training for the half Ironman after completing his first Olympic triathlon in 2010. Jeff also has a new job as CFO for Water and Power Technologies, Inc. Philip S. Trimble, Northbrook, Illinois, reports that The Bottom Lounge, the live music venue he opened, celebrated its third anniversary in June 2011. Located on West Lake Street in Chicago, the Lounge is the successor to Lake View Links, which closed in 2006 after fifteen years. Philip invites anyone coming to Chicago to pay him a visit.

'85 Laura A. Plummer
Bloomington, Indiana
Harvey M. Stephens
Springfield, Illinois
Susan Berger
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Frederika Altmiller Demarest, Hackettstown, New Jersey, is employed as a massage therapist at Massage Envy in Florham Park. Ricki's clients range from members of the Jets organization, to cancer patients, to other therapists, to fifteen-year-old field hockey players. She says, "I love my field, my coworkers are awesome, and I hear plenty of great stories that will make a few wonderful books when I get the time to write! Love and blessings to all Kenyonites!" E. Joshua Welsh, Glendale, California, reports that his band, Meatyard, has launched a music video for the song "Hard Times," which is off his new CD, Sweet Old Green Life. The video was directed by acclaimed indie filmmaker Abigail Severance, and you can see it at vimeo.com/22277971. Josh says the CD came out in December 2010 and has been doing well, with lots of good reviews and some radio airplay, too.

'86 John Keady
Oakland, California
Margaret S. Callesen
Avon Lake, Ohio
Frank S. Crane IV
Staten Island, New York

Jane Lanier Mead, Columbus, Ohio, tells us her daughter Emily graduated from Ohio University this spring, her daughter Liz finished her freshman year at Clemson University, and her son George finished his freshman year at Ohio State University. Jane and her husband, William, regularly get together with Ruth Staveley Bolzenius and her husband, John. Jane enjoys seeing other Kenyon classmates on Facebook. Charles "Cully" Stimson, McLean, Virginia, informs us that in April he and Stephanie Rosenkranz Hessler '97 testified together at the same hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, titled "Justice for America: Using Military Commissions to Try the 9/11 Conspirators." Cully suspects that hasn't happened before in Kenyon history. He writes, "The administration has embraced military commissions, and we should see a fair number of cases referred to military commissions in the coming years."

'87 Stephen McCoy
Riverdale, New York

Ann Spencer is living with her husband, Seth Wilner, and her children, Callan Spencer-Livingstone (twelve) and Bridget Spencer-Livingstone (seven), on their small organic vegetable and flower farm in Newport, New Hampshire. Ann teaches master's students in education and undergraduate writing at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire.

'88 Patricia Rossman Skrha
Cleveland, Ohio

Catherine R. Lentz lives with her husband, Joseph Demartino, and their three children, Amos (thirteen), Etta (eleven), and Piper (seven) in a brownstone in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, New York. Robin teaches art to second- and third-grade girls at The Hewitt School in Manhattan. She and Joe frequently see J. Edward Ball, and in recent years they have traveled with Ed to Guatemala and London accompanied by various combinations of Robin's children. Virginia E. Warner, Livingston, Montana, completed her graduate studies in mental health counseling in May 2011 and hopes to stay in Montana and work as a therapist either at a community mental health agency or in private practice. Ginny says, "I love my work and I love where I live, which just goes to show it's never too late to follow your bliss!" Kent Wellington, Cincinnati, Ohio, writes that friends and family established The Karen Wellington Memorial Foundation for LIVING with Breast Cancer in 2007, to honor Kent's wife, Karen's, life and to share her legacy of living life to the fullest, each and every day. Send donations to P.O. Box 6464, Cincinnati, Ohio 45201, or visit the Web site www.kwellingtonfoundation.org for more information.

'89 Andrea L. Bucey-Tikkanen
Hudson, Ohio
Joan O'Hanlon Curry
Ossining. New York

Kelly Stanton Fordon had a story in the summer 2011 edition of The Kenyon Review Online. Kelly and her husband, Frederick P. Fordon, live in Grosse Point, Michigan. Commander Christopher P. Mooradian took command of the Coast Guard Cutter TAHOMA (WMEC 908) on June 16, 2011. The 270-foot cutter, with a crew of one hundred, is homeported at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, and conducts search and rescue, law enforcement, and military operations in the Atlantic area, from New England to the Caribbean. Chris writes, "I'm excited; returning to an afloat assignment is always thrilling, especially as commanding officer. This transfer was particularly nice on the personal side because it was a short move from my previous assignment as deputy staff judge advocate at the First Coast Guard District in Boston." Chris, his wife, Alicia (Vassar College '98), and their daughters, Emma (fourteen) and Grace (twelve), live in Falmouth, Maine. Christopher M. Toomey relocated with his family to the northern New Jersey area late this summer. Liza Q. Wirtz, Harrisonburg, Virginia, says she is "still doing civil legal aid for some of the poorest folk in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, hanging with the cats, expanding her repertoire of vegetarian food that can be cooked while exhausted, and voting deep blue in a red, red state." A right knee replacement two years ago has brightened her life considerably.

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