My advancement document is going well, and I find myself better at explaining my research more than ever. As I think about all the stories I have to tell from this past year, I’m somewhat unsure of where to start. While I’m working to finish school, I’ll try to catch up with my stories. This one is from the beginning of this past October. It’s been almost a year, but maybe the time that’s past will help me be succinct in my telling.