I asked, and you answered with an epic outpouring. * I got JC Panio’s out-of-office message, but he promised to reply upon his return. * Condolences first to Nicole Jalbert Pirani for being married to Kevin Pirani for the past decade. You can’t get those years back, Nicole. Nicole’s business, Blooms of Hope, turned five and received best of 2011 awards from the Knot and the Improper Bostonian and made Boston.com’s A-list. She reports Kevin’s head remains preposterously huge, and that they stay busy with kids Mae, 7, and Al, 4. * Gregg LeBlanc tells me Nate Howell is COO of Brighton Hospital and bought a house in Sudbury with wife Julie and kids, Caleb and Ginny. Nate watched the Super Bowl at Greg’s house, along with Ryan Sullivan. * Speaking of the Super Bowl, Alex Chin went to The Game, pausing in Buffalo to see Sarah Gelman Carney on the way. Chinny reports that in Indy he hung out with at least two tons of Colby men, including Sean Handler ’97, brothers Gregg ’97 and Glenn Forger ’97, Brett Nardini, and Stuart Wales. * Ethan Platt lives in Burlington, Vt., with wife Gretchen, 20-month-old daughter Adia, and hound dog Clover. He runs an e-commerce gardening company, American Meadows. Ethan is a trove of ’96 news. A Super Bowl trip to Alta reunited him with Andrew Meeks, Chris (CJ) Johnson, and Galen Carr ’97. Ethan reports Brian Emme was in Japan when the earthquake hit. Emme’s wife and 1-year-old, Jake, since moved to Hawaii, but Brian’s still in Japan/at sea flying F/A-18s. * Another ’96 Top Gun, Adrian Calder, is flying F/A-18s from Fallon, Nev. Adrian got married and had a son a year ago. Ethan said Chris Greenfield lives in Hatfield, Mass., where he works in business strategy for a Springfield hospital. * 800-meter specialist Jake Churchill has twin sons and runs the family’s commercial laundry business, Churchill Linen, in Brockton, Mass. Ethan encourages all ’96ers to “Do your sinnin’ on Churchill Linen.” * In May 2011 Clair Pagnano had a daughter, Giulia Pagnano Baker. She sees Anna Goldsmith, who had a boy, Alexander Stern, last December. Clair is a law partner at K&L Gates and is in Maine a bunch. * Dori Desautel Broudy moved from Philadelphia to Avon, Conn., after husband Josh accepted a position with a law firm there. Dori is a full-time mom to two daughters, London, 1 1/2, and Charlie, 3. She’s heading to Dallas in March to visit Kaitlin Graham Guthrow and family. * Teresa Tiangha Cuvelier had a baby boy, Benjamin, 10/11/11 at 11:11a.m. (really!) at Beantown’s Beth Israel. Benjamin joins 3-year-old sis Chloé. After six years in beautiful Newport Beach, Calif., Theresa›s husband was transferred back to Boston for a promotion. * Simon Dalgleish is living in Mexico after selling his business in 2009. He’s returned to working for “the man,” managing the subscriptions department for Metroscubicos.com, the Mexican equivalent of Zillow. Simon has a 4-year-old son, Diego. * Tobin Scipione reports bumping into Me last summer. We live in the same Portland neighborhood and were introduced by Sandra Goff ’97. We have become something of a Colby odd couple; she swears she never attended a Colby football game, I never made my own clothes from hemp or shelled peas in the Mary Low Co-op. Tobin is principal and owner of Scipione Consulting, which raises money for lots of great nonprofits from Boston to Maine. Tobin sees Kate Swenson and Katherine Campbell regularly. Kate graduated from UNH with an R.N. and a master’s in nursing and works at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Kat (married to Mat Maleska) is an OB/GYN and a maternal-fetal medicine fellow at Yale–New Haven Hospital. * Can’t wait to hear back from you, JC Panio!