Dear Luther College Classmates of 1953,
Though I date this letter Spring 2015, I am writing it in January. January is named after the Roman god Janus, the god who looked both ways, into the past as well as the future. January begins just at that time when we begin the rise toward the light, after descending to the darkest time of the year. Back in our college days, it was the time of reckoning for the fall semester. For some time now that reckoning has occurred in late December, just before the Christmas break.