Updated May 27, 2008 – Rita and I relocated to suburban Denver from our beloved Woodland House in the foothills of the Berkshires in Connecticut 11 years ago because I began a telecommunication expense management consulting business with two fellow officers at The Travelers. Good friends often don’t make great partners so we sold the business and I now work for the Fed. I could tell you what I do but then………… I also do a fair amount of adjunct faculty teaching on the undergraduate and graduate level at Colorado Technical University and Learning Tree International. My work involves frequent trips to Washington, D. C. and numerous other places. Rita always says I have suitcase wheels on the bottoms of my shoes! She is a free-lance interior designer who also designs soft custom window treatments. As a master gardener she has transformed our home into a gardener’s delight. She spent several years as President, Vice President and chief fundraiser for the Douglas chapter of the American Association of University Women but now confines her time to funding European trips!

We have two children, William who is 25, married, lives nearby and graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a degree in mechanical engineering. If I do say so, he is a genius and currently holds numerous patents. Our 22 year-old daughter, Elizabeth, graduated in 2007 from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Physiology. She currently works as an EMT but has her eyes on a medical degree and will begin applications this Fall. No fatherly bragging here but she is a delightful combination of brilliant and drop dead gorgeous!

I still love trains and enjoy chasing them wherever and whenever possible. I’m a little slower than I used to be so instead I “track” down fine wines. We had been planning to head off to Australia and their wine country this Fall. When the first reunion notice came we both jumped to the conclusion that it was for last September and we were already going to be in Napa and Sonoma adding to our wine cellar. Good thing Bill Passauer set us straight so we could put the trip “down under” on hold. We’re looking forward to renewing some very old acquaintances (you all know which of you consider yourselvesold!) Later.