Category Archives: Graduate School

graduation day (and then i’ll get back to real life or something)

The graduation weekend was good. Really good. Friday Afternoon/Evening: My aunt, in town because her grandson was in the hospital (he’s doing better, but there are still questions), came over and helped me clean. Then we spent the day with … Continue reading

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it’s all about the gown

In a way, this was all about the gown. I fell in love with doctoral gowns a long time ago. Academic regalia is one of our last vestiges of a society that honored education. Once a year everyone involved puts … Continue reading

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graduation preparation: the diss

I was a little slow getting the dissertation bound (one no longer has to give a copy to the school; they’ve gone solely electronic, so this is just for me), but I received my copies just in time for the … Continue reading

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graduation preparation: the feet feat

Pedicure time! This is especially for the RevDoc and the Illinois Roommate:

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bill and the blue guitar

In April, at Easter (and it must have been another late Easter that year), I think of a man named Bill. I have several blog posts in my head about this, but I’m not willing to write any of them … Continue reading

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anticlimactic

In the comments on my last post, Nicole asked about my defense story. This is my lack-of-defense story. We didn’t have one. It was all a little anticlimactic (especially compared with exams–3 days written, a 3 hour oral, sent out … Continue reading

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bookgirl, ph.d.

It’s done. I don’t know what comes next, but it’s official. Bookgirl, Ph.D. It feels pretty darn good.

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