Things I have learned in the PhD Program (5)

5.  My daughter is not ready for text-linguistics.

Early this morning as I was reading aloud "A Discourse Analysis of the Letter to the Hebrews," Hope let out a high-pitched, blood-curdling scream that she was able to sustain for a surprising length of time.

Up until this point, she had been quietly munching on her "Emma the Purple Elephant," so the meaning and force of her "word of exhortation" to me was sufficiently clear.

After a bit of deliberation, we decided that for now, we'll stick with Moo! Moo! Goes the Cow: 

Hope Elisabeth
January 16, 2010


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