Right about now, Margaret begins writing the first of her preliminary exams (what Duke calls “comprehensive exams”), which mark her transition from doctoral course work to writing a dissertation. Think kind thoughts, pray, light a candle, spin a prayer wheel, but please keep her in mind.
And today Seabury’s Board of Trustees meets to make some intensely important decisions relative to the future of the seminary. I’m required to attend this (after my morning class), though I do not anticipate that my input will affect the process in any particular way.
So that’s why I probably won’t be visible online today.
[Update: First exam (of four) complete. No casualties.]