People often ask me what weekends are like at Dublin School. When I contrast my typical Friday nights in high school in the 1980's spent watching Miami Vice on my couch at home with a Friday night at Dublin I am quite jealous of our students. This past Friday started out with an art opening of faculty art work in the Putnam Gallery in the Gillespie Building. Students had to guess who had made each of the works of art. I wonder if they finally figured out who made the ski that said "Lillian" on it?
After the gallery opening and a delicious meal in the Dining Hall we moved to the Shonk Recital Hall for a fascinating lecture by Pullitzer Prize winning Wall Street Journal editor Jim Pensiero. Mr Pensiero spoke to us about his career and the moment when he was in charge of getting the paper to the press on September 11, 2001. The students were riveted and asked great questions. Sitting in the audience that night I thought about all the great lectures and art openings I must have missed out on in college. I am happy that we have required community events like these to show students the power of these opportunities so hopefully they will take advantage of them in college.
The Director of the Perkin Observatory, Ian Jamieson, opened up the scope for anyone willing to travel up the hill to gaze at the stars. Sophomore Silas Howe took the following photo of the Orion Nebula. Not a bad Friday night!
I had to include the sailing photo even though it came from the day after these events. Sailing coach Loring Catlin took some intrepid sailors to Connecticut for a sailing race in mid December!