New members and repost of archives

Neal McBurnett (
Wed, 1 Nov 1995 16:06:56 -0800

We've tracked down few new classmates, so I thought I would send out an
update. Let me know if you hear of any other email addresses. I asked
them to put a request for email addresses in the stuff they sent out,
but it wasn't in the latest mailing. Remember to call 800-257-9581 to
provide your address if you haven't been getting mailings.

These folks are currently on the list:

Frank Clancy <>
Dan Garlen <>
Scott Johnson <>
Alan Kaiser <>
David Luberoff <>
Neal McBurnett <>
Kathy Reeves Ross <>
Tina Seelig <>
Ted Senator <>
Becky Sinden <>
Tobie Stanger <>
David Stern <>
James Sturm <sturm@Princeton.EDU>
Walter Zengerle <>

Welcome, Kathy (who wins the 'distance' prize, living in England!)
Hey Ted, Alan, Dave Stern, Walter, Frank, Scott and Tobie - let us
know what you've been up to!

For those who got added in later, below is "the story so far".... 503-727-4690 AT&T Bell Labs, Denver
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>From Thu Oct 12 23:47:10 1995
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 22:47:05 -0700
>From: Neal McBurnett <>
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Subject: Welcome to the Virtual Reunion for Summit High School, Class of 1975!
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Welcome to the Virtual Reunion for Summit High School, Class of 1975!

To use this list, send mail to:

Archives of previous messages to the list and other information about
the class and its Virtual Reunion can be found on the World Wide Web at

You can access the web from any on-line network and many libraries
via "browsers" like Netscape, Mosaic and lynx. Or just ask your
favorite propeller-head friend for help....

To find out more about the list, like who else is subscribed, send a
message like this:

Subject: not important


Let us know what you've been up to!

Your list-owner,


This list is for recreational uses only. Don't try this in your
business :-) Use of the list or the set of subscribers for commercial
purposes is prohibited.

>From! Thu Oct 12 17:08:39 1995
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Scott Johnson <>, Tina Seelig <>,
Ted Senator <>,
Tobie Stanger <>,
James Sturm <sturm@Princeton.EDU>, (Neal M
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>From: "David Luberoff" <>
Organization: Kennedy School of Government
Original-To: To: Frank Clancy <>,
Scott Johnson <>,
Tina Seelig <>,
Ted Senator <>,
Tobie Stanger <>,
James Sturm <sturm@Princeton.EDU>, (Neal M
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 10:02:34 EST
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Subject: Hello old friends
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sorry if several copies of this arrived, i was having trouble
with one of the addresses.....

Neil McDermott's message this morning was a change from the
usual routine, including names of several people i occasionally
think about, some i haven't thought about in years, (some i
can't remember at all), and since i'm in touch with no one from
our class at summit high school (but occasionally some folks
from the year behind us, notably brian keith). I'm guessing,
but i assume like many of you, i was intrigued, wondering about
other than having email addresses (some at sites i could vaguely
identify) what are these people doing with their lives anyway?

So at the risk of eliminating the main source of conversation at
a reunion, i'd be interested in hearing from any of you about
what you're up to, any good gossip you've heard, etc.

To start (briefly) i'm married (since 1987) to a clinical social
worker (and hell of a person) who grew up in (gasp!) long island. we live in arlington, ma (which is
next to cambridge). I have twin five year old daughters who are
really a trip. Having daughters, I confess, makes me wonder
about raising girls, which sends me back to thinking about high
school and some of you on neil's list (hi toby hi tina) on
occasion i think about kathy reeves and wonder how she not only
put up with all the shit that people (boys and girls ) laid on
her and still managed to be a damn good athlete and an
outstanding student, particularly in fields where women have not
always excelled. someday i'll find her and get her advice on
raising girls though i imagine i'm pretty different than her
parents (who i don't remember)

as for work, i'm currently asst. director of the center for
state and local govt. at harvard's kennedy school of govt. some
administrative work and some research, primarily into
intersection of politics, infrastructure, and land use.
i'm currently writing a political history of boston's 8 billion
dollar highway/tunnel project.

prior to coming here via the
kennedy school's master's program i was a
local journalist for about seven years. so i suppose all those
temper tantrums i threw in front of the summit nj school
committee were good training.

as for gossip, i don't have much, of all the people i knew in
summit, the only one i stay in touch with is brian keith who was
in the class behind ours. he lived near us for several years
while doing a post doc and he and i occasionally chat via
email. he and his wife are both junior faculty at the
university of chicago. i was, for a while, also in touch with
jake levine (who was neil and my heart's partner for many years)
he is also in chicago where he dropped out of college
became a computer wonk for a firm that was quite successful
selling maps and geographic info to folks in the health care
field. for a long time i also was in touch with lynda (younger sister of karen) winslow who was in
the bay area doing stuff i didn't understand with computers and
phtotography. but i've lost touch with both of them.

more in passing, a few years ago i was sitting in my office when, of all
people, maggie whelan (remember her?) appears. she was here as
a student and recognized my name. she's some sort of high
powered republican politico. we actually had a couple of nice
lunches together.

and several years while working on a project about
growth management in new jersey (now there's an oxymoron) run
into rebecca sindon's mother at a conference. (if i recall,
toby, she said you were a journalist type)

and many years before that i crossed paths with erin geddis who
was doing pr work for one of the big boston hospitals (she was
as nice a person as she always was).

there wasn't that more than you should know?

i'd be curious to hear more about what any of you are up to and
what you know about other folks with whom we shared our troubled


>From! Fri Oct 13 00:18:08 1995
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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 18:04:20 -0400
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Hello Everyone,
What fun it was to receive your message and to have my memory jogged a bit.
Was it really twenty years ago that we were in high school?!?!? I'm sure we
don't look any older.

I must say I was very excited about a reunion, and very disappointed to find
out that it was scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately, I had just
arranged to have my entire family fly out to California for a Thanksgiving
feast. Therefore, I am thrilled to connect with all those who live on or
near the Information Super Highway.

For those who are interested, this is what I have been up to the last few

I completed my Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Stanford Medical School ten years
ago. Since then I have changed careers about 20 times, and I don't intend to
stop changing soon.

I worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. I wrote
two books on the science of cooking which are published by Scientific
American/Freeman Press (The Epicurean Laboratory (for adults) and Incredible
Edible Science (for Kids)). I am happy to say that they have both won some
awards. I ran a software company which developed a multimedia system for
bookstore customers, called BookBrowser. I sold the business a year ago and I
am hoping that the new owners will take it on-line soon. I worked for Compaq
Computer, in California, as a multimedia producer for kid's educational
titles. And now I am back to writing more books. I have two that are
currently in progress. If anyone is interested, I tell you what they are

On a more personal note, I am married (almost ten years) and have a six year
old son named Josh. He has more energy than anyone else I know. I bet you
wonder where he got it....

We live in Portola Valley, California, which is about 2 miles from Stanford
University and 20 miles from San Francisco. (I came out to California on
vacation 15 years ago and never left.)

The only people I keep up with are Tobie (Hi Tobie!!) and Claire Thorson.
Claire lives in Santa Cruz, California and is an artist. She has traveled all
over the world, and recently lived with her husband at the Tasajara Zen
Center in the Carmel Valley for five years.

I also kept in close touch with David Garfinkel, who was one class ahead of
us. He unfortunately died about ten years ago of AIDS. I still miss him alot.

I would love to get more news about others in our class. Does anyone else
live out here in California? Perhaps, we can have a reunion west.

Let's keep in touch...

>From Fri Oct 13 01:19:36 1995
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>From: (Neal McBurnett)
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Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 00:18:59 -0700
X-Mailer: Z-Mail (3.2.1 29jun95)
Subject: mailing list and web page set up for shs '75
Cc: Frank Clancy <>,
Scott Johnson <>,
Alan Kaiser <>,
Ted Senator <>,
Tobie Stanger <>,
James Sturm <sturm@Princeton.EDU>,
Walter Zengerle <>
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OK, OK - I've seen enough interest to set up two things:

1) A mailing list - send mail to
and it will be forwarded to others on the list.

I've already signed up David Luberoff (even though he made no fewer than
four spelling errors in my name - no interviews for you, Mr.
journalist!), Tina Seelig and Dan Garlen. I'll sign up anyone else on

2) A World Wide Web page to store an archive of the conversation, etc.
late comers.

Come join us! 503-727-4690 AT&T Bell Labs, Denver
World Wide Web:
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>From Fri Oct 13 11:43:15 1995
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Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 10:42:31 -0700
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>From: (Dan Garlen )
Subject: Greetings long lost cyber buds
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This is NEAT stuff! Just maybe we just might communicate more often
than once every twenty years.

I just finished my first crack at my home page feel free to stop by

I hope to see some of you strangers next month.

If any of you out-of-towners need a place to stay let me know.

Neal - Thanks for your efforts.

Dan Garlen

home: 201-376-6896
work: 201-429-9300
fax: 201-429-2298

>From Fri Oct 13 13:17:38 1995
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>From: "David Luberoff" <>
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you i keep in touch with vicariously through your mom and my
mom. amazingly of all the phone numbers i've known all these
years, i still remember yours. what was even more fun was when
i came down for the surprise 70th bash for my mom we (my sister
and i) needed to drop some stuff off at your parents house which
i was able to find without a mistake. i also showed my sister
the sewer in front of the house we used to climb down. you
know, old friend, we did some dangerous and particularly stupid
stuff as kids (lighting gasoline on fire in your garage ... and
that mouse ... oh that mouse ... i still feel guilty about that
mouse. anyway, if you didn't read it (a bunch of them came back
because i didn't address them right) i sent a long note to
several people that neal m. contacted catching up with life ...
he's posted it, bad spelling and all, on the new shs home page.


>From Fri Oct 13 13:27:32 1995
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>From: "David Luberoff" <>
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Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 15:27:01 EST
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whoops please to disregard the last message, it was supposed to
go to dan garlan alone.

david luberoff

>From Fri Oct 13 16:36:40 1995
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>From: (Neal McBurnett)
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Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 15:17:11 -0700
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You probably just saw a bunch of mail like
Subject: cc:Mail UUCPLINK 2.0 Undeliverable Message

If you ever have a choice of email systems, stay away from cc:Mail.
It doesn't follow the Internet email standards, which caused it to get
into a fight with our list server, and they were sending messages back
and forth to each other, with us as spectators....

We may get a few more messages like that, but they should stop soon.

To avoid this problem in the future, I changed the configuration so that
when you reply to a message it will go to the author by default, rather
than the list itself via a Reply-To: header.
But now we won't be able to monitor Lubbie's private mail.... :-)

Don't worry if this makes no sense - and keep up the conversation!



>From Mon Oct 16 21:44:46 1995
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>From: (Neal McBurnett)
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Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 20:44:13 -0700
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So far, these people are signed up for the ''
mailing list:

Frank Clancy <>
Dan Garlen <>
David Luberoff <>
Neal McBurnett <>
Tina Seelig <>
Becky Sinden <>
David Stern <>
James Sturm <sturm@Princeton.EDU>

I haven't heard from these people yet, but I included them again on
the copy-to list for this message (let me know if you want to be

Tobie Stanger <>
Scott Johnson <>
Alan Kaiser <>
Walter Zengerle <>
Ted Senator <>

Does anyone know any other mail addresses for classmates?

Dave, you mentioned Maggie Whelan - do you have any idea where she is
now? She shows up on the list they just sent out from reunion hq: "Do
you know where these children are?" Can you check with the alumnus
office there?

Who is planning to go to the reunion this Thanksgiving? I'll be there,
with my wife Holly.

Cheers, 503-727-4690 AT&T Bell Labs, Denver
World Wide Web:
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>From Tue Oct 17 12:20:18 1995
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 14:22:38 +0000
>From: (Rebecca Sinden)
Subject: Greetings to SHS Folk
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Greetings to all and many thanks to Neil McBurnett (and his alter-ego Neil
McDermitt) for setting us up on the net.

David, I think you wrote in some year book of mine -- must have been Jr. High
School -- that I would probably end up living in the suburbs, married, with 2
children, and a station wagon. This was comic in that at the time it
apparently seemed perposterous.

As it happens, I live in the suburbs (Westfield, NJ); I am married (three
years this time, eight years cumulatively Mr. Loewer of the E-mail ID having
moved into the ex-husband column some time ago.); I had my second child in
May; and, yes, I recently acquired a station wagon (having drawn the line at
mini-van thereby narrowly avoiding a wholesale slide to bourgeois).

My husband works for the Census Bureau. (Anyone who has read The Alienist
take note.) My eldest child is eight (third grade). He is almost as tall as
I am (not much of an accomplishment) and is just emerging from the
snaggle-tooth kid stage. He has recently developed an obsession with penguins
to the bewilderment of all. While other children are agitating to go to
DisneyWorld, my kid wants to go to Antarctica. I haven't had much luck
getting him to settle for a trip to the zoo.

My baby is a girl and very cute -- in the unbiased opinion of her mother. I
too face the prospect of raising a girl with worry. Mine runs more to the
"pretty princess" toys advertised on TV and the passive roles of female
characters in kid movies -- still. I wonder how you counteract all the
negative subliminal messages on femininity that are baked into our culture.
Well, we all survived worse, didn't we?

I work at AT&T in the finance department. For the record, I'm in the part
that remains AT&T post-Big Bang. Several months ago my dear son announced to
a waitress, "My mother counts beans for the 'phone company. Do you have any
beans you need counted?" Charming child. Again for the record, I am not an
accountant. My duties have more to do with financial planning which is sort
of like being an accountant -- without the glamour.

My sister, for those that may remember her, lives in Philadelphia, and until
recently was defending the poor and downtrodden as an attorney with the Legal
Aid Society. Now that some of Maggie Whelan's friends have cut the money for
that sort of thing, she is clerking for a federal appeals judge.

I am enjoying reading the notes coming in although I will have to get more
adept at web crawling (at least some of my folks are helping me with the
lingo) to make it to Dan's page. Look forward to seeing those folks that
will be at the reunion.


>From Tue Oct 17 13:25:03 1995
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Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 15:24:40 -0400
>From: Jim Sturm <sturm@EE.Princeton.EDU>
Message-Id: <199510171924.PAA24312@ee.Princeton.EDU>
Subject: Sunday Brunch???? (since I won't be around Saturday)
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Hello to all -- it has been super to see these email messsages from
all of you coming up on my screen lately in contrast to the usual
flood of boring things I get.

I lived in California working and in grad school until 1986, and have
been a professor of electrical engineering at Princeton since then.
My parents moved to NC in 1977, so my ties to Summit have been pretty weak,
although I do go to Bell Labs in New Providence (Murray Hill) every now
and then. I have been married 9 years with 2 little kids (not wise guys
like Becky's yet, but it's coming...), and already had plans to go with
my family to see my parents for Thanksgiving weekend when word of
the reunion reached me last week. Our flight back gets in Sunday
morning, so Saturday night looks unlikely for me, although I would
very much like to get together with the email crowd (a lot of whom
I knew pretty well) and others for brunch on Sunday morning if
at all possible.

Please let me know who is up for brunch somewhere on Sunday AM??

I'm also happy to see that Becky's dry sense of humor hasn't changed
too much in 20 years!!

>From Tue Oct 17 13:41:10 1995
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Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 15:40:54 -0400
>From: Jim Sturm <sturm@EE.Princeton.EDU>
Message-Id: <199510171940.PAA24696@ee.Princeton.EDU>
Subject: addresse
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Dear Neal, Here are the addresses for some of
the other 75'ers who went to
Princeton that you asked me about.

Bruce Duncan
Apt. #209-A
510 Stratford Court
Del Mar, CA 619-755-8950

Katherine Reeves Ross
Moranside, Bulstrode Way
Buckinghamshire 5L9 7QT

Eric A. Hillenbrand
2899 Brighton Rd
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

no email for any of the above.

In addition to Frank Clancy (who is on the email list I think) (hello Frank!),
Doug Colson and Phil Rogers also went to Princeton. I believe both are still
in the Summit area.

Jim Sturm

>From Tue Oct 17 13:48:35 1995
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Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 15:48:19 -0400
>From: Jim Sturm <sturm@EE.Princeton.EDU>
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Sorry, I forgot to put it in. It is 92014. Jim

>From Thu Oct 19 18:25:11 1995
id AA14171; Thu, 19 Oct 95 20:06:25 EDT
id AA02254; Thu, 19 Oct 1995 17:02:48 -0700
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 17:02:48 -0700
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To:, Tobie Stanger <>,
Scott Johnson <>
Subject: update from neal
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It's fun to read what other folks have been up to. I've been out of
touch with nearly everyone in the class for 20 years. My folks moved
to NC a year after I went to college (they're now in Sun City West,
AZ), so my only ties to NJ have been occasional business trips and,
more recently, visits to my brother in Belle Meade.

You could have predicted in '75 that I would stay involved with
computers. I've worked for AT&T Bell Labs ever since I graduated from
Brown and Berkeley. I really enjoy it and get to do a lot of stuff
with the Internet. If you have access to the World Wide Web, you
should visit my home page:

I have pointers to lot of interesting things there. You can see a
picture of me - be forwarned that I have a beard now :-|@

When I think back to Summit I sense that I knew very little about
the community and was involved in even less of it. David Luberoff
wrote something along those lines in my yearbook -- it was
interesting to come across that note recently. In Boulder Colorado
I've been involved in lots of things - the library board, an online
community network, sustainable development.... Its great fun. Must
be that Berkeley California influence, though I'm still more fond of
learning and planning than I am of doing.

I got married in '88 to Holly Lewis. After we decided not to have
kids she decided to go to Med school (having started off in theatre
and counseling and the Peace Corps/Nepal). She just finished that and
started a residency program at a hospital in Portland Oregon, so we
will be here for three years. They're letting me continue to work at
the same job via a 'teleworking' arrangement, so I telecommute via the
Internet from a building downtown. We're in a great location from
which Holly can walk or bike to work and I can take the bus. In '98
we'll move back to Boulder.

I'm not playing any bridge these days, but I continue to sing (folk
music get-togethers), and I enjoy international folk dancing a lot. 503-727-4690 AT&T Bell Labs, Denver
World Wide Web:
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>From Fri Oct 27 04:44:19 1995
id AA10139; Thu, 26 Oct 95 19:07:22 MDT
>From: (Neal McBurnett)
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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 1995 18:07:22 -0700
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After the initial flurry of messages, we never went back to find out what
Tobie's books-in-progress are about.

I'll bite - what are they? I liked the sound of the previous ones. But
from the great variety of your work history, who knows what your next
endeavor is....


>From Fri Oct 27 17:15:00 1995
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 1995 19:14:12 -0400
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Neal, Neal, Neal!!!!

I can't believe you called me Tobie! I wonder if that will ever stop. I
know that Tobie and I have alot in common, but this is getting rediculous.
My mother even told me recently that she saw Tobie on "Good Morning America"
and that she looked just like me when I was on the same program last year!
Apparently we had the same hair style, the same dress, the same make-up
artist, etc.... Perhaps we really were separated at birth.

Anyway, my new books are quite dissimilar from one another. The first one is
called "Lab Coats and Root Beer Floats." It is for kids, and is about the
scientific method. It encourages kids to follow their own interests and leads
them through the process of scientific exploration.

The second book is quite a leap from my others. It is called "The Mind
Metaphor". The goal of the book is to show that corporations are organized
and run just like the brain. I am having a great time working on this one.
Each day the analogy seems to get richer and highlight some new feature of
business in an interesting way. This book draws on my scientific and
business background, and is quite a challenge.

By the way, Tobie recently wrote a book too. That is why she was on Good
Morning America. It is about the car insurance industry, if I remember
correctly. She also works for Consumer Reports. Hi Tobie!!

I still haven't made a final decision to go to the reunion or not. If I
decide to hop on a plane on Saturday, is anyone available to pick me up at
the airport??