Weeks 184 to 190
Well… it is that time of the year again. It is the start of a new year and a new semester in the DSL program. I am excited to start (the second round of) BMAL 888 and I have Task 8 ready to submit this first week.
Over the Christmas break, my wife and I announced that we bought Mushing Magazine; we bought Team and Trail magazine and spent hours and hours getting the launch ready to go.
We also prepared the dog teams for the upcoming two college classes I teach at the local universities and spent much time with family.
In short, things are going pretty well. Heck, I even started a Bucket List. At almost 53 years old, it is as good of a time as any.
Also, probably most important to my rabid readers here of the blog, I spent some good, quality time with my coach/friend/mentor, Richard, on our weekly calls, really diving deep into this next section of the project. We discussed in-depth sampling, interview questions, methodology, and choosing a firm.
It has been a busy break! Since my last post, I finally got my act in gear and started working on Task 8, it is ready to submit during the first week, and I am excited to see where this term takes me.
I fully intend to buckle down and finish this thing and finally earn that doctorate!
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