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So even though I’ve been referring to myself as ABD since I passed exams, now I’m officially ABD since I submitted my dissertation prospectus a few days ago.  My advisor has signed off, which I’m viewing as a major accomplishment even though I’ve been developing this project for about a year now with her tacit […]



obviously, it’s been a while since i’ve posted. mainly i haven’t posted because i’ve been entangled in a personal situation that i’ve chosen not to talk about here. never fear, it was a good situation, while it lasted. but now i’m back to my life as just a graduate student which, i guess, means i […]

it’s been a while since i’ve blogged, for a few reasons.  the past few weeks have been a bit difficult for me personally and i don’t want this blog to be a chronicle of my personal problems, so i’ve had little to say.  but also i am hitting that mid-semester haze where i’m just trying […]



how is it that i’ve passed exams and have been cleared to write a dissertation and i’m still reading at a snail’s pace?  why have i just spent three hours today plodding through seventy-five pages of reading for my first discussion sections on tuesday?  is that normal?