This Friday, May 21, at 11 a.m. I will begin defense of my dissertation, the last step in completing the Ph.D. I have talked to various folk who have defended prior to me, and there does not seem to be a strong sense of consistency regarding duration of the defense or how the advisor opts to handle the session. In all honesty I’m not really worried at all that I’m not going to pass; I’m more so just ready to get at it. I will be certain to make a post–hopefully for the first time officially as Dr. Anderson!–on Friday after the defense. Your thoughts, prayers, and encouragement are appreciated!