Last Post – Derek K. Miller of

Derek Miller wrote this last post, knowing that he had terminal colorectal cancer.  He passed away on May 3, 2011 at age 41.  

“Here it is. I’m dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive.”  Keep reading…


2009 Farewell _ English Major’s Money

Many bloggers write a last post and then take down their entire site months or years later.  I wish most would just leave up their blogs so that people don’t run into dead links.

“You’ve probably guessed that this is coming, but here it is: this blog is no more.

For those who are curious, I did get into graduate school—I got into the school that’s kind of been my dream school, actually—and that’s part of the reason to wrap things up here: I don’t consider it likely that I’ll be coming into any unanticipated reservoirs of time while trying to earn a PhD from a top program. I have a full tuition waiver and a living-wage stipend, and I’ll be doing some freelance editing to round things out, I think, so I do anticipate being quite busy.”  Continue reading...