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A long overdue update
It's been a while since I last updated.  (Almost a year.  Yikes!)  Though many of you follow me on alternative sites, some of you don't.  So, to get you up to speed:

March 24: Mini-Boss level, "pre-defense," defeated. Level UP!
April 28: Final boss level, "final-defense," defeated. Level UP!
March 17: Graduation. LEVEL UP! Lifetime achievement unlocked: Doctorate!

(Me, standing with my parents, an aunt, my brother, his wife, and their newborn daughter.)

And ⎯ as seems to be typical for me I moved in the middle of all that.  I accepted a postdoc position at Penn State; unfortunately the associated grant requirements dictated that I start by April 1st, so I had to move to State College, PA almost immediately after passing my pre-defense to start my new job.  Fortunately my new boss is an old friend and was very understanding of my need to make the committee requested changes to my dissertation, and then to travel back to Virginia to give my final defense.  I made one more trip in May to make it official that I had, at long last, finished grad school.

It's taken me about six months, but I feel that I'm finally settling into my new life here.  I hope to write more in LJ as I think it provides the best medium for what I need to say.  Facebook, G+, and twitter seem to invoke a kind of parsimony; frankly I can't write anything of meaningful length in any of those mediums.  (With twitter, that's naturally by design.)  I can appreciate the clean clarity that such terseness invokes, but sometimes I need to stretch out my fingers for a paragraph or two or three.  And this seems to be the best place for doing just that.

So, hopefully, you'll see more of me round here.

Hi, my virtual neighbors.  It's been a while.

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Current Location: United States, Pennsylvania, State College
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alumiere From: alumiere Date: September 29th, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back, and congratulations again! I don't post terribly often, but I am reading.
communique From: communique Date: September 30th, 2014 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
hooray! congrats and hello :)
thewronghands From: thewronghands Date: October 1st, 2014 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, Doctor! It's been a long journey but you made it! I look forward to hearing how you like the postdoc!
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