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In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/18/2013 at 20:33

Now that my blog for Rant Sports is in full swing, I seriously must get on the ball with my dissertation. As a Ph.D. candidate who completed my comprehensive exams and doctoral coursework last year, I’m ABD (All But Dissertation). If any of you who read this have achieved an ultimate dream like finishing your terminal degree, your suggestions on time management for me to become Doctor would be greatly appreciated.

When I taught at South Texas College, I asked two of my colleagues for the keys to them unlocking their goal of graduating with their doctorate. Theirs were:

Perseverance ~ Dr. Rosalinda Cantú

Endurance ~ Dr. Roksana Alavi

Dr. Cantú was my former boss for our Communication Arts department, and Dr. Alavi was my next-door office neighbor who also used her “endurance” when she happened to run one of the same races with me, the Fiesta 5K, back in 2009. Even though we’ve gone our separate ways since then, these two mentors’ messages still resonate in my mind as I muster up my focus.

Another South Texas colleague, who I would fondly call “Thaddeus,” as he was named after St. Jude and with whom I was connected because he was also in his 20s when he went through grad school for his doctoral program, also gave me these two-cents that are worth abundantly more:

We all have our own crosses to bear ~ Dr. George Thaddeus Díaz

My Pinoy friend, Sammy Antonio, who is from my father’s province and now lives in the RGV after teaching at Pangasinan State University, provided me with this advice, as his wife is also pursuing her Ph.D.:

You will hitch your wagon to the stars. * ~ Professor Sammy Antonio

Meanwhile, I pass along to you my freshest Dallas Mavericks Hoop Scoops and more NFL and college football Ball Calls — lucky “No. 13” since my last post:

Elaine J. Dispo | NBA 

Elaine J. Dispo | Clubhouse

Elaine J. Dispo | NFL

I’m also proud to share my *True Blue* pit bull Sweet Pea’s latest fanatics:

True Blue K9s Sweet Pea the Pit Bull & Dax the Shih Tzu

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea the Pit Bull

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea in Ball Cap

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea Tongue Wagging

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea Out for Blood

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea Mad-Dog Cheezin’

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea 1/2-sies

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea In the Zone

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea On ALL 4s

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea Licks Yours Truly

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea’s Touchdown Treat

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True Blue K9 Sweet Pea Game Mode

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3:33 ~ make a wish!!!

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