Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Closing a Chapter

I put the defense draft of my thesis in the mail today, to my advisor and my two readers.

My advisor, and one of the readers, have already read a recent draft. They have already let me know what needs to be expanded or changed. What this hopefully means is that there will be very few revisions to make once I defend, because only one of my readers has not seen the thesis. So dropping the document in the mail today is very close to the end of this process. All that is left for me is to defend, and then the last revisions based on how well the defense goes.

I already don't know what to do with myself.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take the wheel, head to Berkeley, grab a friend or two--not one of those Red Sox fans from New England--tear down the 880, and plant yourself in a seat in the bucolis Oakland Coliseum for an A's game. Bring a copy of William Herzog's "The Faith of 50 Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture."

Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:17:00 AM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Sounds like a plan to me. * adds book to amazon wish list as a reminder *

Congratulations!!!

Don't worry, in about a month you'll probably be wondering where all the time went. (UCD still starts mid-September, no?)

Saturday, August 27, 2005 9:03:00 AM  
Blogger Preston said...

I will cherish the moment.

I think I will go a little farther than the coliseum, though - and see the A's play the Angels in Anaheim.

And yes, in about a month, I will long for lazy days when I had little to do. And I'll be saying "why didn't I do this when I had so much time on my hands!"

Saturday, August 27, 2005 2:04:00 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Wave hi at OC for me. (Brother lives in south county.)

Sunday, August 28, 2005 5:26:00 PM  
Anonymous J.C. Fisher said...

Hello, Preston.

I followed you over to your blog from Fr. Jake's. You're very difficult to get a "read" on: probably a good sign! ;-)

My jaw dropped, when I read the words "St. Martin's, Davis, California." Not only did I attend that parish for four years (1980-84. I was also closely associated with it through the Campus Episcopal group: yup, those four years were my undergrad career at UCD), but I was later (1994) married there, too!

I'm looking forward to hearing more (congrats on recent ordination, and submitting your dissertation: when do you defend? And since I'm a newbie here, what's your doctorate in, and where?)

Shalom!

Sunday, August 28, 2005 7:35:00 PM  
Blogger Preston said...

J.C. - I defend on September 8th, and it is but a Master's thesis. I will be looking into doctoral programs this year, though, while waiting for the better half to be far enough along in her studies that we can move again.

My thesis is on Gregory of Nazianzus, and his rhetorical epistemology. My area is history. I have concentrated on the Greek Fathers, as might become evident of you look around the site! I have been studying at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and the Graduate Theological Union, where I did a concurrent M.Div and M.A. program.

Cool about St. Martin's. Who was rector then? Who performed the service?

I'm suer you will get a better read on me . . . if you keep reading the blog, that is.

Off to read yours . . .

Monday, August 29, 2005 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Small world indeed ... I was in Davis 79-81 and 82-84.

Not at St. Martin's, though, even when I lived across the fence from it at Sycamore Lane one summer.

Monday, August 29, 2005 8:43:00 PM  

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