i've previously posted as Stumped in Stumptown and Anonymous. e.g.-- the Deaf guy. Your weblog provided me peace of mind numerous times during the waiting game when I needed it. And of course, thank you for your wonderful advice.
Now the dust has settled and I have offers: UMass-Amherst, Emerson, and the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. I'd be a fool to turn down the last one, what with their funding. So-- thanks for all your help!
Bounding for Baltimore
I'm very glad to read your news SiS/BfB. Rock on.