Thanks to Andrew Richter, who sent a ton of news. He lives in Cumberland Center, Maine, with his wife and two young sons. He’s still active with his cello, playing mostly for weddings and other social functions. Andrew recently joined the ever-growing club of those recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. While on a family trip to DC, he was bold enough to accept a challenge to a game of badminton from Bernie Khoo. Seems the Olympic spirit overtook them and the game became so intense that Andrew’s Achilles could not survive it. Luckily he had the best physical therapist in Portland, Mike Smith, who got him back in fighting shape for the rematch next spring. When Bernie is not whupping ass on the badminton court, he is clearly doing a better job of parenting than I am, because his daughter, a violinist, performed at the Kennedy Center last spring. (I’m lucky if my kids pick their clothes up off their floor much less are even able to spell “Kennedy Center.” They are so not getting into Colby.) Andrew also mentioned that Bernie’s daughter is not the only musically talented offspring, because he enjoyed seeing Jon and Nori Sterling Gale’s son play “mean” piano as part of a jazz combo at the Portland Public Library. Andrew, Steve Pischel, and David Goff recently got together in the greater Boston area. Steve lives in the DC area after spending many years in the U.K. and is the CFO of Wasabi, a modern Japanese cuisine restaurant chain. David is a French teacher and photographer at Pingree in South Hamilton, Mass. * Thanks to the mention from Colleen Bulger Proppe in the last column, Jill Sinclair Smith checked in from central Maine, where she lives with her husband and three kids. She works as an HR leader for GE, having completed her master’s of science in HR development last year. She recently ran into Sonja Wiberg Parker, who is president of the youth travel soccer league in Hampden, Maine. Jill asked the Pepper/West crew from freshman year to send some updates. In case you don’t know who you are: Katie Lynne Erickson (but she has written in before, so this challenge does not apply to her), Robin Doughty, Doug Meuller, Paul Neidich, and Chris Jones, this means you.