We’re still living in Longmont, north of Boulder, and enjoying Colorado. Lil retires from the CU-Boulder History Department in August 2023. Next year marks half a century of use for “Black Majority,” my book on slavery in early South Carolina. To my delight, WW Norton has decided to publish a 50th-anniversary edition! I’m repelled by current efforts to suppress difficult history, so I’m also expanding another small book of mine, “Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America.” I continue to grow gourds, lament catastrophic climate disruption, and appreciate the learning and friendships Gilman offered all of us.