Today, after a little committee meeting, I became ABD. This means I am now All But Dissertation* away from getting my PhD. This is a Very Important thing, but happily not one of those highly stressful Very Important things. Anyway, I mention this not so much so pat myself on the back as to note that I will be back to writing about other people's writing very soon.
* Yes... yes. This is a real thing, and that's what it actually means. Academics are not always as smart as they like everyone to think they are.