Having weighed our decision for a week last month, when I returned home from a painting trip in Vermont Drew greeted me with a banner on the garage celebrating my acceptance into the MFA painting program at Boston University. I am deeply grateful to Drew’s many years of encouragement and support; to the artists who recommended and advocated for me; countless teachers, colleagues, friends and family. The success is not so much in the outcome as it is in making the decision to act. We don’t know how it will turn out. We have to start to see how far this direction takes us. It’s back to school in 2011.