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Lee Carlson’s memoir Passage to Nirvana de - scribes how his life was transformed after suffer- ing a brain injury in a car accident in 2002. He lost his memory, home, family, health, and even the ability to think. The


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book chronicles his slow climb back to a normal life. Lee formed his own company to publish Passage to Nirvana, with the help of supporters, classmates among them, using the Internet mechanism known as crowd funding. Passages from the book can be viewed at passagetonir- vana.com, and the book’s Facebook page has fans all over the world. Lee says he owes much of his success to Skidmore English professor Clark Blaise, religion professor Joel Smith, and business courses he took: “They helped in - form my view that creative business solutions are key to success.” Joshua Boyce completed a two- year assignment as chair of an expert panel organized by the National Insti tute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to generate national guide- lines for the diagnosis and manage- ment of food allergies. He was named director of the Jeff and Penny Vinik Center for Allergic Disease Research at Brig ham and Womens Hospital in Bos ton. Joshua’s daughter Erica, 22, graduated summa cum laude from Dart mouth in June and is now a first-year law student at Harvard. Son Josh, 20, is a psychology major at Juniata Col lege. Joshua hosted Ben Sell ’12 and Sam Brook ’12 as sum- mer interns in his lab last year and currently em ploys Molly Kidder ’10 as a research assistant. Roger Fulton, UWW, now retired from the New York State Police, writes “outdoor books for ordinary people.” He recently collaborated with Diane Collins, a noted photog- rapher of wildflowers, to produce two wildflower guides for the Lake George area in upstate New York. See Roger - Fulton.com.


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Laura Taylor spent the summer touring California with son Sammy, who was par- ticipating in swimming and water polo competitions. They had wonderful weather and were delighted to go to the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Huntington Beach, and the Santa Monica Pier. Tracy Stanier McCarty (mccartyts@hot- mail.com) and family moved from Ohio to southern California when her husband was transferred by Chase Bank. Tracy is market- ing manager for Hoag Hospital in Irvine and Hoag Orthopedic Institute. Daughter Morgan is a junior at the University of Chicago, and son Justin is a high school senior and lacrosse player who is looking


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at eastern colleges. The family loves being closer to the extended McCarty family, near the beach and bike trails, and within driving distance of great skiing. Tracy invites other SoCal alumni to get in touch. Steven Rosenbaum spent the summer working on Curation Nation, a book about the future of the Web, consumer market- ing, publishing, and media that will be released by McGraw Hill in February. He says curation (gathering and amplifying existing Internet content) is being called the next billion-dollar business. He says the book was fun but hard to write; he was glad to be able to tap into his English- major skills.


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Renee Gusman Mack spent the summer getting son Andy ready for Temple Univer - sity, where he plans to study accounting. Younger son Alex is a high school fresh- man and basketball player. Renee and her husband are both in social work. Jennifer Orvis Cline and daughters Kai - la, 19, and Karen Elise, 12, enjoyed the family’s summer home on Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks. Karen Elise is in mid- dle school; Kaila is taking time off from college, studying at the Paul Mit chell Beauty School in Schenectady, NY. Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom living in Wynant - skill, NY, with fiance Patrick Rooney. Sarah Woods Bates and husband Damon Bates live in Wellesley, MA. Their eldest son is a freshman at Fair - field University in Connecticut; the other sons are a high school sopho- more and a sixth-grader. Sarah enjoys her work at Bates Communica tions (no relation) as a coach for senior executives at large global companies who wish to improve their communi- cations. She also loves spending time with her boys as the years seem to keep getting shorter! Damon is VP of marketing at Mass Mutual and has enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame with several quotes in the Wall Street Journal. He also enjoys biking and recently launched damonbatespho- tography.com. The couple would love to hear from other Skidmore alums. Diane Bassett Zable enjoyed seeing Joan Dougherty last summer and spending time in Newport, RI, with daughter Norell, 21, who is at Bryant University. Diane and husband Paul also have two sons: John is a sopho- more at Nichols College, and Ryan is a senior at Avon Old Farms Prep School. Diane and Ryan joined family in Sara - toga in August to watch a family horse race. It was a great memory for Diane to walk through the paddock


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