I am still in a state of shock. The defense was an amazing experience. All my favorite professors together in one room. The eclairs were a hit. It was the first time Sandy and John met Dr. Mink and, of course, he made an amzing impression. The flow of the scholarly conversation was lively and intense. I actually had fun. The dissertation was approved and we discussed aspects of future investigations spinning out from this research. So now I am una dottoressa dell'arte postale!