Degrees have been around since the Middle Ages - beginning with the guilds. After a period of apprenticeship, one became a "master". Eventually the doctorates were created, a sign that the student has moved beyond just mastery but has now reached the pinnacle. Only doctors can confer the degree of doctor on another. So, it is an honor to be invited into the fold as your work is judged by those who have already attained this degree of knowledge.
After almost 8 years, lots of work, sacrifice and expense, it's done! Several people congratulated me, too - and I really do get it. We lived apart for 3 of the years when he started this journey in California. He took this past year off to complete the writing while I worked and supported us. I was moved when he began his presentation thanking me for allowing him to do that and for caring for us. I was just happy to have him home again. But, I know now it is a great privilege to not work, to do what you love, especially when someone else is paying the bills!
So...it was my pleasure, Lee D. Can't wait to see what's next for you.
A little National Geographic on our walk.
View from the beach toward land. Really.
California sun required that I wear a hat - jeesh - it is so intense.
I never wear a hat like this otherwise!
The Worker Bee Cafe - since 1965. :-)
Love those bisquits and honey!