I asked for notes, and you sent notes. So let’s get to it. * Ed Bourque finished his Ph.D. and is attempting to make it as an independent international environmental/water and sanitation consultant. * Kathy Alexander Romeo’s youngest daughter has now enrolled in kindergarten, and Kathy has returned to work in early intervention after spending 12 years at home. She recently had dinner with Gretchen Rice King, Sheila Grant Orphanides, and Heather Hunt Swales, then went and had another dinner with Amie Sicchitano Taylor, Dori Morrison Galvin, and Patty Benson Bechard. * Brant Janeway ran his first marathon, the ING New York City, Nov. 3. Shockingly he’s planning to do another one. He’s also running the NYC Half Marathon March 16. His fan page is located at brantgoes26.org. * Lou Dagostine writes from Shelton, Conn., (home of the Wiffle ball) that he’s enjoying family life. Lou was recently elected to the board of apportionment and taxation in Shelton and has been named a “Rising Star” in the 2013 editions of Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers magazines. He also writes that Matt Maleska’s freshman roommate, Jeff Sklarz, just opened a new law firm in Connecticut named Green & Sklarz, LLC. * Julie Erickson Bond recently moved from the “city” in central Vermont to the “country” in central Vermont and is expecting another baby with husband John Bond ‘94 in May. Julie has taken up CrossFit and ran into Rima Lathrop Carlson, who is a primary care physician in my community. * Sarah Langan sees Lincoln Farr ’97 in Prospect Heights, and their kids are “wicked good” friends. Last summer Sarah and her husband met up with Eric and Michelle Torrens Gustavson, who live in Brentwood, Calif., with three boys. Sarah is planning a move to Los Angeles, where her husband is hoping to cast John Kyle Grady ’94 in an upcoming movie. * Josh Morris reports living an impoverished life pursuing social justice. * Sarah Gelman Carney and Jean Michel Picher had a great visit this winter when the Picher family ventured to Mississauga, Ont., to catch Sarah’s daughter’s hockey game. Mon Dieu! * Nicole Pirani’s business, Blooms of Hope, relocated from the Pirani basement to an 1,800-square-foot show room, office, and workspace in Belmont, Mass. Nicole has a full-time staff of three along with a handful of part-timers. Husband Kevin helps with deliveries. The company continues to specialize in floral design for private parties and gives back to nonprofits, donating approximately $200,000 worth of floral arrangements and about $15,000 in cash to dozens of organizations. Check out bloomsofhopefloral.com for more information. * Sarah Richmond writes in her inaugural notes (gracias!) that she finished her master of arts in education at Tufts, where she works for the dean of engineering. Sarah continues to pursue a career in higher education administration. She is engaged to her longtime partner, Michael Dorie, made an offer on a house in Salem, Mass., and from the tone of her e-mail seems to be kicking a lot of ass. * Christine Sweeney Brousseau was selected as one of two recipients of the 2013 ACOG Dr. John McCain Memorial Fellowship, created in memory of McCain, a strong advocate for ACOG’s government affairs program. Recipients meet with lawmakers and staff in Washington, D.C., attend legislative hearings, interact with officials of regulatory agencies, and meet with representatives of medical groups and other allied organizations. * And finally, my wife and I recently attended a Burns Nicht in Boston with Kathy (Neuger) ’97 and Gregg LeBlanc, where we ate haggis on purpose!