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  • What a terrific reunion, great event and great book! Thanks to the workers who made it happen. At the reunion, I gave a presentation that included a photographic video of “awe”-inspiring wildlife, outdoor & underwater images, along with an introduction about the “Science of Awe.” I was absolutely overwhelmed by the response from the people who were there to see it, and the bottom line message was this — “Is there any way we could see the show again?” So, I have now put the video presentation, along with my introductory words, on my website. Anyone who is interested can view them at:

  • William H. Hopkins

    I’m still alive, but am lost in Pullman, Washington!
    Because of numerous health reasons, my kids installed me in an assisted living facility; address: Apt 127, Whitman Senior Living Community, 1285 Center St. SW, Pullman, Wa. 99163 I have no valid email. but phone is (509) 332-2298
    I miss New England, and wish I could make it back for our 50th.
    However, the most serious medical problem (surviving bacterial meningitis) has left me too screwed up to travel alone

  • Nice work everybody! I very much appreciate it. I had intended to come to the reunion and spoke to Sandy Liu about it, but I have recently had a kidney transplant and my consultant does not want me to take lengthy trips yet. I am so sorry I will not be there to meet old friends and, especially, the crew from Morse. I wish you all a happy & stirring reunion.

  • William Meerbott

    Hello Everyone

    I am not a graduate of Yale but I am searching for one and I am hopeful that someone here might be obliged to help. His name is Bronson W. Lehr Yale class of 65. He is my mother’s cousin and I would like to get in touch with him or his family.

    • Bob Leich

      Unfortunately neither the Class of 1965 nor Yale have any current information for Bronson Lehr.
      We have a Class ListServ in which 200 or so classmates participate. I am not a member but I will ask someone who is to circulate his name to see if anyone can help. Sorry…Bob Leich

    • Michael Farrell


      I am wondering if you ever found Bronson. I was a friend of his at Yale, and have sometimes tried to find him myself. I have not seen him for 50 years, but would like to someday.

      Mike Farrell

  • If you like exciting fiction, have a look at my latest financial and legal thriller, “Goshawk.” Set soon after the Berlin Wall came down, a crafty Manhattan lawyer builds a loan sharking operation in what’s left of the Soviet Union; it becomes so successful the Iraqis try to steal it to get out from under biting international sanctions. At first they try to kill the lawyer, then subvert his lenders and go after the lawyer’s family. The action plays out in Manhattan’s streets and courtrooms. Details: Leich and Kinney think “Goshawk” is very entertaining.

  • dan pollack

    While reading the May 2014 edition of the Yale Alumni Magazine, (I am a member of the class of 1964), I saw the name of Hartwig Moss mentioned. Some 55 years ago, I attended Camp Horseshoe in Minong, Wisconsin with Harpo (as we called him). I remember Harpo as a positive, pleasant and all around nice guy. We shared many good times in the Northwoods. The camp owner, Rabbi “Doc” Hirshberg, came from New Orleans, thus there were many boys from the “South”. That’s where I learned the words to “Dixie”. Camp Horseshoe continues to thrive now in Eagle river, Wisconsin.

    • Hi, Dan,
      I’m helping edit the “In Memoriam” part of our Reunion Class Book. You’ll soon get a letter about the launch of its Web site. Please complete your own profile and please be sure to do a “remembrance” for Hartwig Moss on your profile, which will automatically migrate to Harpo’s listing. And if you can talk up early attention to each classmate’s profile, that would be appreciated. Best regards, Doug

  • Damn you, Peter Cummings! I have been a recovering attorney since I retired at the end of 1989. I was pretty certain, at the time, that I was the first to do so in my law school, Yale, and high school classes. It was true for the law school and high school, but now I learn from the Alumni Mag that I lost to Peter. Should have retired a year earlier.

  • What’re your strongest memories of our Yale years? I’ve put mine down in Cleft Heart: Chasing Normal where I try to figure out my place in the world as a young man—facing prejudice, violence and family tragedy.

    Classmates have said Cleft Heart takes them back to the sights, sounds, and events of our coming-of-age during the conformist‘50s and the turbulent ‘60s.
    Yalies Weigh In

    “Our life at Yale is depicted so keenly and evocatively that I doubt you’d want to miss the book for that reason alone.”

    —Chip Marshall

    “A poignant, heartfelt tale of endurance and hope.”

    —John Kerry S.O.S

    “It’s a great story, an example to help others get through tragedies or misfortunes.

    —Steve Clark

    “A fast paced story, one which I could not put down. .. A fine book!”

    —Bob Leich

    “Schonborn must’ve been very comfortable in his own skin to have written it.”

    —Jack Schairer

    Getting Cleft Heart

    For a signed copy, please send $19 (that includes tax + shipping and handling) to me at 44 Acacia Drive, Orinda, Ca. 94563

    Otherwise, order via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

    For book photos, visit my website or the Cleft Heart fan page.

    Forthcoming Signings

    Book discussion and signing at the Yale Bookstore on Saturday afternoon May 31. Columbia U’s bookstore on May 28 in NYC.

    Thanks for reading!


    Karl Schonborn

    Cleft Heart at Barnes and Noble

    Cleft Heart on Amazon

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  • Seth Hoyt

    I’m feeling plenty grateful this Thanksgiving day for the expereinces I had at Yale, and afterward. Mostly, though, I’m thankful for the many friends made at Yale who continue to add such joy and meaning to my life. Enjoy the day, all ’65’ers, and stay in touch.

  • Seth Hoyt

    I’ve been in e-touch recently w/Leich, Farrington and Roscoe. Just want to say thanks for the great job you guys are already doing w/our 50th.

  • John Schenck

    Nice posts, Seth. Thanks for the positive review and also for the appreciation of Carter. He did so much to bring our class together.

  • Seth Hoyt

    Just clicked on the Harvard 2005 Game photo album. It was wonderful seeing several pics of Carter LaPrade. Boy did I love that guy. Miss him terribly, and think of Carter so very often. The happy news is that Suzanne, I hear, is happy, active, and doing very well.

  • Seth Hoyt

    Class Poet Laureate Schenck’s “Passing” is John’s writing at its most meaningful and thoughtful best. Thanks, Johnny, for including this poem. You explain that “passing with honor meaning honoring others.” Amen. And isn’t it wonderful at this stage in our lives to be comfortable complimenting another man on his achievements without feeling that we, somehow, have been diminished in the process. We’ve learned that Life is not a Zero-Sum game. When someone “wins” we don’t necessarily “lose.” Accomplishments, however we measure them, belong to the accomplisher. The rest of us observe, comfortable in our own skin, and incredibly happy for the paths our friends have taken.

  • Ted OLeary

    So where are all the posts that are supposed to be on the class website now that the class listserv no longer works?

  • bill benson

    Hi Robert,
    I have not yet read the book, but will put it on my list.
    A related book is “Trains of Thought” by one of Yale’s greatest teachers, Victor Brombert, former chairman of the French Dept., whose family spent time in Nice prior to escaping to Spain and then the USA.
    Best, Bill Benson

  • You may post my Classmate note permanently. Thank you. RKB

  • I have written a book

    “COURAGEOUS DISSENT: How Harry Bingham Defied His Government to Save Lives”

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    This is the first published book about Hiram Bingham IV’s inspirational story, by his son Robert Kim Bingham, Sr. On May 30, 2006, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 39-cent postage stamp depicting Hiram Bingham IV as a “Distinguished American Diplomat” for his “Constructive Dissent” in saving lives during the early days of Holocaust, 1940-1941.

    If you email me, I will be happy to provide you with an autographed copy.
    Robert Kim Bingham, Sr.’65

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