"...You know how a good bass player is just there, in the music, not the main thing but just a continual presence. This dissertation is always there, no matter where I live or what I do for work or how I feel.Congratulations, Jeff! I'm so glad you're inviting us back to cross the rio-grandio with you again!
Okay, so I was working on my dissertation the other day, and I encountered a new reality. Stepped right through the filmiest of barriers to this other side.
I realized that I'm done. This dissertation is done."