Finally the moment is here: I am launching this blog, taking off into the outer space of the blogosphere! I have been eager to start this voyage for several months and am finally outfitted and provisioned for the journey. My purpose is to share thoughts on education, on the wonderful ways education is undertaken at Dublin School, and reflections on the broader field on education. There is much changing and developing in all three of those arenas, but the question at their center is the same: what is crucial in the education of our students? The metaphor of space travel is energizing because education is an adventure, the destination is the future, and how it is done is vital to its success. It's an individual journey powered by a long history, by a huge ground crew, and by humanity's deepest longings for vision, understanding and meaning. I look forward to sharing thoughts and glimpses from my own journey in helping to create a place and a community that launches, fuels, shares and celebrates the explorations of all its members: a school.