Thanks for setting up this blog - it has been fun reading it. I am finally getting around to writing you with my personal update. I haven't been very good at keeping up with former classmates, so I was thinking about what questions I would ask them, and decided to answer those questions myself.
What have you been doing the last 40 years?
After high school I went on a Mormon mission to France, graduated in Math from BYU and got married in 1971 (we just celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary). We have four children and four grandchildren. I worked as an actuary (pension consulting) in Century City while we were living in Sherman Oaks, then Encino and Tarzana. In 1994 I transferred to Denver and have lived there ever since then. In 2000 I was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and retired in 2003 for health reasons.
What are you doing now?
The bad news about having MS is that I can no longer enjoy water skiing, rock climbing or running marathons. The good news is that I never have enjoyed water skiing, rock climbing or running marathons! I just do the things that I can. I spend my time reading, teaching a few piano lessons and volunteering for various community groups.
My latest hobby is writing columns. In the last year I have been published in the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, small community papers and MS magazines. It is not a very lucrative proposition. In fact, if you doubled all of my earnings from writing, I would have the same amount (even if you don't remember Algebra, you should be able to figure that out!). Here is a link to one of my Denver Post columns in case anyone wants to read it: Be smart: Eat your vegetables
Are you happy?
Yes, I am happy. As we all have learned the last 40 years, life is sometimes difficult. My challenges are physical and more obvious than some kinds of problems, but no one is immune from them. I would be happier if the Rockies were doing better. Having time to worry about Major League Baseball is probably a sign that life isn't that bad.
Thanks again Cathy for your work. I have attached a few photos. Look forward to next week!