I have decided to finish my Ph.D., which means I need to write a dissertation. Since my dissertation will be about using blogging to teach writing, I thought it only made sense to write the dissertation in a blog. I hope that this will be my only metapost. After this, only drafts of the dissertation will appear.
Feedback is not only welcome, but encouraged. My goal is to finish this disseration by May of 2006. Technically, I have until August, but I always like to have some buffer. My other goal is to finish. Period. Sure, it'd be great to have a book-quality dissertaion. Sure, it would be great to be a pioneer in some small area or another. But those are not my goals. Once I'm finished I can work on those. I have a job that I like. The degree is for me.
All that being said, welcome, and I hope you enjoy the ride.