The 2006 web edition of the Dickerson-Zimmermann family bulletin ...

http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family/Paulette_2006.jpgPaulette's big project this year has been to design a significant addition to our house; she is now managing the construction work, to be completed early in 2007. Besides increasing the useful volume of our home by more than a third, the New Place will be one-floor livable — an important long-term benefit as we all inevitably grow older. Also in 2006 Paulette organized and ran a major debate, focused on public library issues, among the candidates for Montgomery County Executive. See her domain http://librariesfriend.com for more information on that, including full transcripts, plus other library-related news. Paulette is an active member of the Chevy Chase Woman's Club.
Mark continues his plodding approach to ultrarunning. This year he finished two road marathons (each within a few seconds of 5 hours), a trail marathon, a 50 kilometer race, and a 50 miler (in 11.5 hours, a 90 minute improvement over his previous experience at that distance). See http://zhurnaly.com or http:zhurnal.net for gory details.http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family/Mark_2006.jpg
http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family/Merle_2006.jpgMerle passed his qualifying exams and has started his third year of graduate study in the University of Maryland's Chemistry Department. His computer systems keep his room cozy warm in the winter (and blistering hot in the summer). He owns more processors and telecommunications equipment than anyone else on the block, perhaps more than anyone in town, with the possible exception of the larger phone companies.
Gray began her third year as a Music major at the University of Maryland, where she plays violin, viola, and viola da gamba in a variety of orchestras and chamber music groups. She also is studying Hindi, so now when she watches a Bollywood movie, it counts as homework!http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family/Gray_2006.jpg
http://zhurnaly.com/images/Family/Robin_2006.jpg"Hmmm — I wonder what this valve does?" Robin's studies of mechanical engineering now include graduate-level courses at the University of Maryland. He remains active as an assistant scoutmaster in the Kensington Boy Scout Troop 439, where in 2006 he did a 50 mile hike and a variety of major campouts and expeditions. Robin also maintains an online journal and is involved in web comics and creative writing pursuits.

Time to go now — Flopsy the Bunny has rung her bell!!


(photo of ^z by Dennis Steinauer; photo of Merle by Christina Caravoulias; cf. DickersonZimmermann2002 (11 Feb 2003), DickersonZimmermann2003 (18 Dec 2003), DickersonZimmermann2004FlipSide (22 Dec 2004), DickersonZimmermann2004 (23 Dec 2004), DickersonZimmermann2005 (24 Dec 2005), DickersonZimmermann2005FlipSide (24 Dec 2005), ...)

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