Well, today I managed to get my *new* doctoral application mostly together….now it’s just a matter of waiting for letters and transcripts to trickle in. But I put together a writing sample and something one might roughly call a letter of intent, if one were so inclined. I would post it, but I’m still feeling a little funny about it as a letter. It reads more like an apology than anything else. Though I’m really looking forward to next year. For a change I really feel like I have a lot to learn, and I feel like I have a lot of people to rub shoulders with. So that’s a really nice feeling.