I just received notice from my research chair that my dissertation prospectus has been approved. I am excited to begin writing my dissertation in earnest. First step: head to the library to gather the books needed for a comprehensive literature review. I have a feeling that I will be in the library a lot from now on.
I just got back from working as an intern at the Allegheny Alley Fight Stage Combat Workshop in Pennsylvania. The other interns and instructors were a pleasure to work with and it was a great experience to assist Fight Master Michael Chin on a smallsword class. Though this workshop was smaller than the Tourist Trap Stage Combat Workshop in Orlando, all the students were collaborative and energetic in their pursuit of exciting, safe stage combat.