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After a career handling legal and regulatory compliance for slot-machine manufacturers and casino operators in Reno, Nevada, Barth Aaron has started to slow down. He enjoys visiting his two grandchildren in Boston and his son in Seattle. He has been a high-school sports official for the past 20 years. Marcia Bloomberg, MA’91, and her husband, Jerry Fish, moved to Maplewood, New Jersey, to help care for their twin grandchildren, Luca and Leo, who are almost 4. They are the children of daughter Dasi Fish Wehle, an executive with the clothing line Ava James. Son Nate Fish is the self-styled “King of Jewish Baseball”; he once served as national director of the Israel Association of Baseball. Marcia co-chairs the SOMA (South Orange/Maplewood) Action religious-justice committee, which works for progressive policies. Susan Drucker writes, “Now that I’ve retired from teaching and am back to being a struggling artist, I’ve exchanged my paid life working with 500 children every week for an unpaid one as a docent at the Detroit Zoo (many more living things and they don’t talk back). Husband Dan started a three-year position as associate chair of the math department at Wayne State University. We’re enjoying watching our four grandchildren grow up.” Martha Kanter is executive director of the College Promise Campaign. The national campaign, whose honorary chair is Jill Biden, promotes the free community-college movement, to allow more Americans to continue their education beyond high school. Martha would like to hear from classmates when they come to Washington, D.C. Robert Nayer and wife Rosslyn enjoyed a two-week adventure exploring the best of Scotland to celebrate their 29th anniversary and Rosslyn’s retirement. Her Scottish ancestors, Clan MacMillan, date back to the 1300s. Of course, as an economics major, Robert had to visit the grave of Adam Smith at the Canongate Kirk, in Edinburgh. Back in Portland, Oregon, their lives are filled with activity — gardening; bicycling; kayaking; camping; and taking care of Rocket, their 2-year-old bearded collie. Marjorie Silver edited “Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law,” which was published this year. The book is a collection of essays written by participants in the Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law and Politics. Nikki Strandskov and her husband, Henrik, have retired — she from seasonal work at H&R Block, he from TD Bank — and moved from Maine to Minneapolis, to be closer to two of their three children. Son Niels works at Ameriprise, and daughter Elinor, a Lyft driver and nanny, is involved in theater. Daughter Cordelia is the minister at Second Congregational Church in Norway, Maine. Nikki writes, “I’m looking forward to seeing Rick Horowitz, although he lives on the other side of the state, and Eric Pasternack.”

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