Dissertation is going well. I complain about the chilly weather, but I have to admit that it is actually more conducive to writing than sunshine, blue skies, and heat. There's the silver lining I've been looking for. Exams for undergrads have ended, so the library and campus in general is a peaceful place again. Unfortunately it means that goodbyes have started, and some of my friends have already departed (I'm a poet! Totally unintentional) But there are plenty of people staying over the summer, and we'll definitely make the most of it.