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#92954 Oct 26, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Woo hoo. Friend just got the new Pearl Jam cd and took it upon himself to burn me a copy and drop it at my doorstep while I was out last night.
That's cool.....Eddie Vetter did a great thing for some kids on this charity segment on the sportscenter or the news.....also saw one about Green Day...Good to see rockers returning the love, eh?

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#92955 Oct 26, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> That's cool.....Eddie Vetter did a great thing for some kids on this charity segment on the sportscenter or the news.....also saw one about Green Day...Good to see rockers returning the love, eh?
missed it. What'd he do?

Since: Oct 12

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#92956 Oct 27, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>missed it. What'd he do?
He helped complete a wish for this kid with cancer, along with Russell Wilson of the Seahawks...I believe on ESPN...some of those stories, get kinda teary.....lol....Never realized his voice was so deep?....

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#92957 Oct 27, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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A non snarky inquiry- what/which society /country is your context?
LOL I know right?

"Mimi, I think you are going to really have to focus on ONE area. You can't do the WHOLE world."

Soooooo.... I'm going to start with various DV laws in America in general and probably focus on Washington state because...I live here. I/we (my thesis adviser and I) see this as part of an much larger project that will take some time to finish, but there is an overall goal to work on stuff that can change public policy (i.e. laws) maybe on the federal level.

We have the "violence against women act" in our sights. Possibly a constitutional amendment. I'm bringing in some other people from different disciplines to help with focusing on this; sociology, poli sci, law...

Maybe a book?:) Of course it would be a book targeted to people like me, academic and boring for most people, but if others *wanted* to read it, who am I to say "no?"

Though I have to emphasize. this is only in the very early stages of planning; outline, basic idea, etc., and these things tend to evolve over time. They also take on a life of their own and over my life so if you don't see me for a while...

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#92958 Oct 27, 2013

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#92959 Oct 27, 2013
Mimi- wow, looks good and a nice long-term project to keep working at and adding to. I saw a Mental Floss list of doctoral theses on pop culture, and actually read one. I was actually kind of disappointed in it; thought i could have done a comparable job of it at a master's level. It did take a lot of media review and coding, though. I think i like your idea better... ;-)

PElly - that website we talked about, i finally got around to actually signing in. here's hoping!

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#92960 Oct 27, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
Mimi- wow, looks good and a nice long-term project to keep working at and adding to. I saw a Mental Floss list of doctoral theses on pop culture, and actually read one. I was actually kind of disappointed in it; thought i could have done a comparable job of it at a master's level. It did take a lot of media review and coding, though. I think i like your idea better... ;-)
PElly - that website we talked about, i finally got around to actually signing in. here's hoping!
Most doctoral theses are kind of overrated IMO. I do think it's a highly personal thing...the writing that is. It *can* be technically proper writing and still not be goo while some less-than-stellar writing, technically speaking, can really convey its message and draw int eh reader. I've read some awesome sophomore papers and some POST-doc work that really sucked. <shrug>

Friday one of my profs. was giving a presentation of one of his papers. I was so bored...bored...bored...bored. The research is impeccable and his paper is technically fine. He is brilliant and well versed and I like him. Just that it wasn't at all engaging, the paper not the presentation, though that left a bit to be desired. I did however tell him how great the paper and presentation both were. Letters of recommendation and all.:D

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#92961 Oct 27, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Most doctoral theses are kind of overrated IMO. I do think it's a highly personal thing...the writing that is. It *can* be technically proper writing and still not be goo while some less-than-stellar writing, technically speaking, can really convey its message and draw int eh reader. I've read some awesome sophomore papers and some POST-doc work that really sucked. <shrug>
Friday one of my profs. was giving a presentation of one of his papers. I was so bored...bored...bored...bored. The research is impeccable and his paper is technically fine. He is brilliant and well versed and I like him. Just that it wasn't at all engaging, the paper not the presentation, though that left a bit to be desired. I did however tell him how great the paper and presentation both were. Letters of recommendation and all.:D
yeah, there is definitely a difference between technically-speaking quality writing and engaging writing, especially in academia. my grandfather's dissertation was published; in fact i have the original and 2 published copies in my houses, and i've never read any of it. he focused on local economic history, and the specific topic of the dissertation hasn't ever really engaged me...
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#92962 Oct 27, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Most doctoral theses are kind of overrated IMO.
Hey....

Lol--they are because it's not your topic. I find most boring because I don't care but you spend a good year or more on that freaking paper! I have to do a pilot study-grr-thus pushing me back 2 semesters! Boo.

But the paper is a beast and not something easy, hence the talking about it non-stop. I'm convinced it's legal hazing, rofl.

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#92963 Oct 28, 2013

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#92964 Oct 28, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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Hey....
Lol--they are because it's not your topic. I find most boring because I don't care but you spend a good year or more on that freaking paper! I have to do a pilot study-grr-thus pushing me back 2 semesters! Boo.
But the paper is a beast and not something easy, hence the talking about it non-stop. I'm convinced it's legal hazing, rofl.
There's probably a lot of truth in that. I was speaking with my thesis adviser the other day about my research, which everyone so far seems to be excited about. So yay! But I know there;s going to be a lot of people who just don't care.

Anyway I just finished reading a dissertation, at her suggestion, and she asked me how it went (the reading) and I told her that I really had a hard time getting through it. When she asked why, I told her that I think it's just a not-interested-AT-ALL-in-the-t opic kind of thing. <shrug>

Some of them though are overwritten and obscure. Even though they are written for audiences like me (and you...) they are just really annoying to read. YOUR dissertation however I predict will be brilliant, engaging, and a wonderful read. Just like mine. ;-)

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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#92965 Oct 28, 2013
Need boots and a shovel, sheits getting deep in here!
:)
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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There's probably a lot of truth in that. I was speaking with my thesis adviser the other day about my research, which everyone so far seems to be excited about. So yay! But I know there;s going to be a lot of people who just don't care.
Anyway I just finished reading a dissertation, at her suggestion, and she asked me how it went (the reading) and I told her that I really had a hard time getting through it. When she asked why, I told her that I think it's just a not-interested-AT-ALL-in-the-t opic kind of thing. <shrug>
Some of them though are overwritten and obscure. Even though they are written for audiences like me (and you...) they are just really annoying to read. YOUR dissertation however I predict will be brilliant, engaging, and a wonderful read. Just like mine. ;-)

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92966 Oct 28, 2013
RACE wrote:
Need boots and a shovel, sheits getting deep in here!
:)
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Hi, RACE! I went to a wolf rescue in the panhandle this weekend and it was really cool! One of them reminded me of the pictures of your mutt.

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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#92967 Oct 28, 2013
Sweet!
Stina2 wrote:
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Hi, RACE! I went to a wolf rescue in the panhandle this weekend and it was really cool! One of them reminded me of the pictures of your mutt.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#92968 Oct 28, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
Hi, RACE! I went to a wolf rescue in the panhandle this weekend
??
There's no wolves in Florida

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Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#92969 Oct 28, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Woo hoo. Friend just got the new Pearl Jam cd and took it upon himself to burn me a copy and drop it at my doorstep while I was out last night.
Pearl Jam is still writing songs? Thought they were dead. Bunch of one hit wonder has-beens...

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#92970 Oct 28, 2013
Ahem...

"Dear Mimi...we are pleased,... top GPA....blah, blah, blah,....Dean's list."

:-D

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#92971 Oct 28, 2013
RACE wrote:
Need boots and a shovel, sheits getting deep in here!
:)
<quoted text>
Ha!

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#92972 Oct 28, 2013
I posted this on FB, but thought some of you might appreciate it. Anyone who listens to Z100 or Y100 in the morning already heard it today. Kurt Cobain's singing voice was beautiful. http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/guitars/lis...

Since: Oct 12

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#92973 Oct 28, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I posted this on FB, but thought some of you might appreciate it. Anyone who listens to Z100 or Y100 in the morning already heard it today. Kurt Cobain's singing voice was beautiful. http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/guitars/lis...
That is outstanding, also Eric Clapton on the Beatles tone there.....I played drums many years ago, and woulda loved this technology, if it had been available....

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