Dear list-members:

A little bit of celebration...not at the very end of the grad school
road, but this spring, I hope:

Tuition bill per semester/session for one doctoral dissertation
credit: $200+ for the last five years

One desk jet ink cartridge and ream of paper to print out the final
version of the dissertation: $30

Trip to Kinko's at 10:00 Sunday night to make three copies of the
dissertation for the dissertation committee: $79

Turning in the dissertation at 8:30 Monday morning after five years
of Sturm und Drang with my dissertation director, three major
re-writes, a couple blind alleys, and seriously thinking about
quitting once or twice: Priceless.

Steve Cartwright
Western Michigan University