Every cover we produce is, by definition and design, what you see first; it sets the stage. This issue's image could have come from anywhere: your favorite lake, that puddle you jumped, that ocean you contemplated. It's here to remind you about time and tide, and how quickly a year can go by. It is, in true fact, Star of the North Preview Program time, and looking to 2010 to plan for its opportunities for connection, exploration, and discovery. From the first wave to the last ripple, we're here to help you plan as you can, then go with the flow.