BC just told me that he hasn't posted my big news in here. On April 12, I finally defended my dissertation and I am now a doctor! It was probably the most anticlimactic thing I have ever done. I presented, answered a few questions, and then stepped out into the hall. About ten minutes later, they came out and said, "Congratulations, Dr. Berry." I have felt lost ever since because I no longer have this paper looming over me. I am back in the land of the living!