Isn’t this a joyful occasion?! A graduation—better, a commencement. Parents, grandparents, friends of the graduates, friends of mine, colleagues—what a delight that so many of you, after all of these years, fall into more than one of those subsets. I guess that is what comes from being in the same city, the same school, the same classroom for 24 years. Welcome to this annual, and first ever, celebration. I begin by greeting you; but, of course, I must be speaking primarily to THEM, the people behind me, the graduates who give us all such hope.