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Sojourner soiree

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes

The summer season is upon us! Sojourner magazine came out with its summer issue and held a poolside party at the Sky Hotel to celebrate with its writers and photographers. The magazine will now come out four times a year instead of two times, and each issue will have a theme. Everyone is geared up to get back to work after the long spring offseason.Courtney Sheeley graduated May 30 from the Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., where she played varsity volleyball, varsity tennis and JV squash. She also managed the boys hockey team and received commendations in history and chemistry. She is the daughter of Jill and Don Sheeley of Aspen and she plans on attending Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., this fall.Phyllis Bronson, Ph.D., in May gave the lead talk on hormone-based depression in women at the International Conference for Orthomolecular Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. Then on Thursday, June 17, in Aspen, Phyllis and Kenton Bruice, M.D., held their third seminar on Women & Hormones at Paepcke Auditorium. Phyllis gave some excerpts from her talk in Vancouver and they presented new data from the women’s health initiative.Had a note recently from former Aspenite Ray Kashinski, who has lived in Hawaii for several years where he had the Dolphin House Bed and Breakfast on the Island of Maui. He sold the B & B in November and has moved to a cottage in Haiku, Maui. Kashinski says that when he gets his life downsized enough he plans an extended trip to China and southwest Asia, where he will be a tourist in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma. He wrote, “On a recent trip to China I was with a group of followers of Master Yu who I believe to be the only holder of all the Buddhist teachings. He has a temple in L.A. and many in China and has lectured on Maui.” Eventually he plans to spend a lot of time in Kulun, Inner Mongolia, studying with Master Yu. When traveling in China, Ray says he is quite a novelty at 6-foot-1 with white hair well past his shoulders.Rob (Bob) Burson, a graduate of Aspen Highn continued on following page– continued from previous pageSchool, graduated from the Central Arizona Regional Law Officers’ Training Academy on May 28. He ranked highest in his class and received the Academic Performance Award. Rob lives in Cottonwood, Ariz., with his wife, Lesa, and their two daughters, Chanelle and Zoe. He is an Arizona State Park Ranger. Rob is the son of Dian and Mike Miller of San Diego, Calif., and George and Cathy Burson, longtime teachers in Aspen.Had a wonderful surprise visit this week from the Ringle family. Ruth and Verlin Ringle owned The Aspen Times from 1944 to 1956, during Aspen’s Quiet Years. Ruth and Verlin have now passed away so coming to town for a family reunion were their offspring. They include John and Barbara Ringle, of Kitty Hawk, NC., Judith (Ringle) and Dr. David Miller, of Golden, Gloria (Musso) and David Ringle, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dan and Linda Ringle, of Torrington, Wyo. They had a tour of The Aspen Times (they had all worked on the newspaper when they were growing up), and looked at their old home on Hopkins Street, which was recently remodeled by Sharon and John Hoffman and featured in the midsummer issue of Aspen magazine in the “Then and Now” section. They also visited old friends and toured the Aspen Community Church where they had attended Sunday school.Undercurrent … See you at the 22nd annual Food & Wine Magazine Classic at Aspen this weekend. Summer is really here!

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