Well, kiddos. I haven’t been checking the blog lately because I’m working CONSTANTLY on my dissertation. I’m making good progress with my writing. I’ve written rough drafts of chapters 10, 11 and 12. This week I leave for NY to give a talk at a conference. Then I’ll come back and write the last chapter of all, the dreaded 13. Then I’ll have to revise everything. My summer has not been too exciting, but if I can finish this dissertation it will all be worth it. I will take some time off this week to see the fireworks. Fireworks are on my top favorite things list. Happy Independence Day, kiddos.