I'm in Seattle, for the last annual week on site, of my doctoral programme with my cohort. We begin today on Orcas Island with Len Sweet, and after the ramp down work from this week, enter candidacy. This is the part where our work, and papers from the past two years are assessed and we get permission or not for progressing to a doctoral disseration. I'm still shooting for a January 2006 submission.

Sad that this is the last time to meet as a co-hort and some of us will stay connected as we proceed and some won't. It's been a wonderful time together. Now I have to turn the 50,000 words I have written into 100,000 for the disseration.