Reflections

Sandra Doran

is an associate director of education for the Florida Conference.

​God’s Hard Drive

When I neared the end of my master’s thesis, I carefully placed it into a plastic bag and stored it in my freezer. The thought that I might lose months of research, hours of editing, and pages of my deepest thoughts bothered me—until I came up with my ingenious solution. My basement apartment might burn down, but my master’s thesis would be safe.

The writing of a master’s thesis, I decided during that crisp fall of 1980, was almost as much an exercise in typing as it was in anything else. It was all about getting the margins right, centering the titles, making sure the footnotes didn’t offset the spacing at the bottom of the page. Unless you had …

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