ron.stark [at] wnins.com
Planning to attend
I've been practicing law in Edina for 19 years. It sucks, but it puts bread on the table and I have 5 kids to feed. I'm in the process of getting divorced and its just loads of fun.
On the bright side, in addition to the crappy lawyering stuff, I got hired as a golf pro at my course and teach golf three days a week (thanks Ralph Lundeen ’81). It's so much more fun not to be fighting a bunch of weenies all of the time.
I'm looking forward to the reunion and seeing old friends. Macalester was one of the best times of my life — so much fun, great teachers, and great student body. I'm so grateful they let me in with just a G.E.D. I'd never gain entrance now with their higher standards, but, nobody has to know that, eh?
I hope we have a good turnout. Anyone interested in playing in the Mac Hac Golf tournament? I played several years with Bernadette Sammanant and we had a good time.
My Mac Memories: I really loved playing basketball. Always got cut from my powerhouse high school team. Doug Bolstorff showed me how to play and was a great example for me of what being a gentleman was all about. I miss Mary Hamburgen, who was in the class ahead of us. She was brilliant and funny and a quality human being. Sadly, she died in a helicopter crash last August. We stayed in touch and she left a husband and little boy behind. I really loved her.
On a lighter note, I loved Jim Smail who helped me through some rough times. What a great person. I loved walking through campus when the weather broke, hanging out with Scott Lanier ’81, Todd Jones ’79, Scott Lappin ’80 and all my friends. We had so much time on our hands back then, especially if one did not study much, like me.