Category Archives: Metal

Departure Date Draws Nigh

19 days and counting… I submitted my visa application, yesterday, and my housing situation seems to be in order. I am ready (in my mind anyway!)—still some purging and packing to do… This is the UNJ guesthouse located adjacent to … Continue reading

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Fond Farewell

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 was my last day at Teachstone. Although I worked mostly from home, it was a great place to be —friendly folks, a flexible management that played to my strengths, and a supervisor who knew me well … Continue reading

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Status Update

I just got word that my visa paperwork is making it’s way through the final stages on the Indonesia side and that I should receive the “visa telex” by mid-October! I also received my first funding installment from Georgetown and … Continue reading

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Embossy

My eagerness to depart knows no bounds, but it can be diminished through distraction. And The Mother has brought down an old something of Grandpa Kelley’s that does just that: The Mighty Dymo M-10 embossing tool… HUZZAH! Here’s another ELF … Continue reading

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Settling Doctoral Dust

On Sunday, May 18, 2008, I followed the time-honored UVa tradition of walking the Lawn. I thoroughly enjoyed the pomp and circumstance as I reveled in the ritual of UVa’s Final Exercises. Admittedly, I didn’t have high hopes for the … Continue reading

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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of God, it’s done-done. My dissertatin’ days are over! After a successful defense plus some substantial revisions, I have finished my dissertation. Earlier today, I tied up all of the loose ends and took it to … Continue reading

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With or Without Pants

As it happened, I did have my pants on, and the dark clouds of dissertation crunch have passed. I successfully defended my paper, last Friday, March 28, 2008, and I say “YEAY!!!!” I, like all other doctoral candidates before me, … Continue reading

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Pantless

I feel as though I just ran out of my house and onto a busy street, and that if I look down I’ll realize that I forgot to wear pants — I’m not looking down!

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Kids Play feat. DJ Yuta

Soundufama-san & Kotuwan-sa were still on rewind when DJ Yuta made the play… Kids Play

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TK Releases

I always look forward to brother Todd’s latest creative blasts, as his shining brilliance always brightens my days. In the groovy spirit of share-n-share-alike, TK has served up his latest album, Surrealigionism, for free, over on MySpace… Tracks 1-4 | … Continue reading

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