Myopia: (n) a lack of foresight or discernment: a narrow view of something
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A Famous Historian
So anyway, as I mentioned before, there was no way in hell I was going to win the distinguished thesis award. And I didn't, though I did have one of the finalists. Instead I won first place in the Research Colloquium*, which is just as cool, I suppose. Now other than some very temporary changes***, the thesis is done, and once I turn in a paper tomorrow night titled "The Lord is my Jailor," the degree will be complete. My advisatrix pulled me aside today and asked if I was quite serious about publishing it myself on Amazon. When I told her I was, she begged me not to until I spoke to an editor she knows at the KSHS - they just might be interested in publishing this sort of thing...
Next on the list: gunsmithy. Then maybe one of these days I'll start a blog. It would be nice to get that off the bucket list anyway.
* Oral Presentation division. There was another division where you make posters that illustrate your research. I'm rather with Dr. Tank Command** on that one: posters are for kindergarteners. ** The military historian who nominated my thesis and simultaneously broke the news to me that it wouldn't win. *** The grad office wants me to make the introduction into Chapter 1, so the first chapter will now be an explanation of all the following chapters. It's temporary because the first thing I'm doing after I give them copies is change it back.