On Thursday my brilliant and beautiful wife, Alexandra, was accepted into Purdue University's PhD program in rhetoric and composition. Even better, Alex was awarded a doctoral fellowship and therefore will enjoy a full ride with pay for the duration of her matriculation.
These well-deserved honors are the result of months of tireless labor: slaving over GRE vocabulary, writing essays and filling out form after interminable form. She managed all this while teaching a full load at the University of Akron. Never once did she lose hold of her sanity.
This news came on the heels of an acceptance letter from the academic journal Open Words, which plans (pending changes) to publish her article in their upcoming issue.
McBone and all its subsidiary groups are unanimous in congratulating the newest Purdue Boilermaker!