I cheered on Mark Marcoplos’ candidacy for Commissioner in Orange County (better known as the location of Chapel Hill and UNC) but alas, my good wishes from two counties over were not enough to put him over the top. I continue to do project management work for higher education clients and a smattering of strategic planning work for architects. Ann came perilously close to retiring from teaching this year but backed away from the abyss for a variety of reasons. Our sons (both working in higher education) and their wonderful wives have blessed us with three adorable grandchildren to date. Tempting though it is, I can’t quite bring myself to send in photos of them, but if you are really curious, I’ll be happy to share them with you.