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My cool sister Karen

I have six cool sisters, but only one reads Blogs, so I dedicate this post to her. She is an amazing sister, very smart, very fun, very supportive. A month or so ago I spent a day in a rider truck with her driving to SF where she was moving. Probably the longest we’ve been [...]

Count down to defense

I’ve scheduled my defense date for Nov 24 and the end of Oct to give my committee the final draft of my dissertation. I wrote a first draft and gave it to my chair before edits. Since then I’ve stepped back and asked myself did I write something good? I’ve talked with a statistician, my [...]