Sunday, 14 February 2010

Ph.D. Viva/Defense Whatever You Want to Call It

Tomorrow at 1:30 GMT, I will have my Ph.D. Viva. This is it. I should pass with either major or miner revisions. I could fail, but that isn't likely. They call it a defense in the States. Tomorrow when I sit in that room, it will have been 5,559 days since my mother died. I am certain that my mother will be there when I walk across the stage at graduation in July. But today, more than any other day in the last 15 years, I wish she were here to talk to, to cheer me on, to answer my phone call.

My Mother in her middle 30s, just like me.


  1. Ph.D.! Wow--congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment.

    Thank you for delurking today on The Jason Show! And yes, please feel free to comment any time--and my grammar and spelling is far from perfect.

    We will see you around!

  2. Thanks, Jason. If I had it to do over again, I'd have gotten a teaching cert and moved to California. I may still do that.


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