I heard from Reilly in Germany this morning -- yay! (Ever the mother hen, who frets and fusses when a chick is far from the nest. And my boys will ALWAYS be chicks no matter what their age, no matter how far they roam.) His photo (above) is from the International Culinary Olympics in Erfurt. His very brief e'mail just happened to mention that he has consumed his fair share of German beer -- O the glories of youth! Nonetheless, this mother's heart is lit up with joy on this dark, wet, October morning.