John Heard ’59

Anne and I are still cooking here in Albuquerque. I stay busy with volunteer board activity and consult from time to time, most recently in Colombia. We host many international visitors, mainly from Latin America. Anne gets to apply her superior Inn-keeping skills. We travel a lot ourselves. Our grandson, Andre, completed a Peace Corps […]

Russell Callander ’59

I retired from the District Court Bench last year after 35 years. I am still a convenor of the New Zealand Parole Board. Last October, six of us from ’59 enjoyed a delightful re-union dinner party at the San Francisco home of Steve Mayne. Nearly 56 years down the track and we are all still […]

Perry Gates ’59

As I write this, my education corporation, Projects, Inc., approaches the half-way mark in its contract with Maine’s Passamaquoddy Indian tribe to assist them with economic development in the maple syrup industry. What an honor it has been to both lead and follow, leading in industry marketing and technology, and following in cultural immersion. It’s […]

Steve Mayne ’59

A mini-reprise of the Class of 1959’s 55th Reunion dinner was held at our home last October to celebrate the visit of our Kiwi classmate Russ Callander and his lovely bride Suzanne, whose world travels caused them to miss our Reunion at Thacher. Linda and I were joined by classmates Bob and Mary Ellen Boyd, […]

Lynn White ’59

Lynn and Barbara-Sue greatly enjoyed meeting classmates (not ‘old’ classmates) at the 55th. The fragrances of Ojai are wonderful. Lynn’s book about Philippine Politics: Progress and Problems in a Localist Democracy will be published from Routledge before the end of this year. He is now writing about the increasingly lively politics of Hong Kong. The […]

Chris Henze ’59

As promised during my sister’s and my pilgrimage in 2012, the village of Zwochau outside Leipzig changed the name of the main street to honor our great great grandfather, revolutionary Pastor Johann Friedrich Baltzer (1801-1885). The original portrait we donated is now in the foyer of his 12th century St. Martin’s Church, where he preached […]

Perry Gates ’59

My involvement in the Passamaquoddy Indian tribe maple syrup project is underway. 3 1/2 years in the making we were finally funded last fall by the Administration for Native Americans. The tribe enjoys a huge opportunity to become the largest producer of maple syrup in Maine in addition to being one of the only tribes […]

Chris Henze ’59

Reflections on South Africa Watching BBC World’s excellent coverage of Nelson Mandela’s life, I remember calling my children to the TV in 1990 to witness his release from prison, truly history in the making. (The only other time I did that was for the overthrow of Ceausescu.) It’s interesting to see world leaders united in […]