It's been quite awhile since I wrote. There's fortunately a very good reason for that! I will (barring any unforeseen circumstances) be defending my dissertation in a few short weeks! I wish that I had some fun news to report, but I'm not doing much these days except writing and yoga. I've been trying to do as much yoga as possible lately to combat the stress of finishing. It's a scary thing when something you've worked so hard towards is coming to an end!