Academic update

The oral exam has come and gone, and is now placed on my list of things that are anti-climactic, right next to Episodes I and II. The exam went fine -- it's like a long conversation, really, although I did say a few things that I wish I could have re-worded. In the week since, I have been catching up on work that had been delayed in the course of prelim and oral preparations. Of course, now that I'm ABD (All But Disseration), I have plenty of new work to do.