Thirty years ago today I walked across the stage at the Events Center in Boulder and picked up a piece of paper. It was the culmination of six years of work and research, but it was also a record of getting to meet some wonderful people and learn a lot about them, about myself, and about the art and craft that I love. I’m sure there were a lot of people who were amazed that I even got a PhD (my grade school and high school teachers and classmates in particular), and so am I. But having one doesn’t make you smarter; it just goes to show that with hard work and dedication, you can add a little knowledge to the world. And I can also say that I’m a doctor of theatre: I can cure a ham.