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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two weeks

Last night at 2:39 am, I sent a draft of chapter 5 to my dissertation chair. Yay! In the next two weeks, I need to go back to chapter one and work out a couple of things, make some minor … Continue reading

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writing perfection

I’m not a perfectionist. Anyone who has read this blog can attest to that. I can post relatively often because I don’t insist on perfection. I write what I am thinking, read it over once or twice, and hit publish. … Continue reading

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the job search again

Because I’d rather write a blog post than actually work on my job search stuff, here it is. Yesterday MLA published the Job Information List. The site was overwhelmed with traffic. That, in itself, is not a good sign. Through patience … Continue reading

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