This is obviously an emotional and stressful time for all of you. While I understand that it's sometimes cathartic to blow off steam on message boards and blogs, I hope we can keep the discussion here polite and thoughtful.
I have few suggestions for those who want to discuss topics on the blog. It's fine to address each other (in fact, when students answer each others' questions, it's very helpful!), but I hope that you'll keep a few things in mind.
1. Be welcoming of newer readers.
2. Don't gang up on other readers.
3. Don't horde information.
4. Be patient when waiting for answers to questions.
5. Know when to take a break from all the admission talk.
This was really another "zen moment" is disguise. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. :)