Hi all! Welcome to my newest hobby! I’m a PhD candidate writing a dissertation on the relationship between gender, Christianity, and cross-cultural identity in contemporary American fiction. This blog is about my efforts to write my dissertation hands-free. Using the computer as often as I do has proven to be hard on my hands, and so I’ve been working with Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation software. I welcome comments, commiserations, cool new dictation shortcuts, and friendships 🙂 And if you don’t dictate, I’d still love to dialogue about graduate school, dissertations, or just writing in general.