July 2-3, 2006, the Ortonville, Minnesota, Class of 1961, holds its 45th reunion at John Tobin's place on Big Stone Lake. I have no clear memories of that day in June when I was 18 years old (something about being in the band room alone getting out my silly gown after the festivities were over), but I've felt lucky to be from this town and part of this class ever since.
One page on my life? Well, I have had a hard time getting finished with school. Counting my 12 years in the Ortonville system, I've spent 22 years being "educated" and 34 "professing," as my daughter Laila likes to put it.
I've spent almost my whole career at Haverford College, outside Philadelphia, teaching psychology. Susan's spent the last half of hers doing consulting anthropology, mostly on women and development, and mostly in Morocco. She sells rugs for Moroccan women on the Web. We co-authored a book on adolescence in Morocco in the 1980s. Laila's 29, just finished with an MA in Public Policy at the U of M, and in the process of organizing herself into a job in Minneapolis.
I guess I'm not really done professing, but I'm about done teaching, having held my last class at Haverford College in December, 2005. I wrote a bio for Haverford several years ago, and it's linked here. Now I expect to divide my time among Lake Ossawinnamakee, Haverford, and Morocco, about all of which you can learn a lot more than you need to know on my blogs, where this is an entry: d2blog.typepad.com/d2/2006/07/ohs_61_the_45th.html
I posted pictures of the 40th reunion
on my Haverford website, and I'll add links to pix of this one as I get
them. Just reply to this blog entry or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).