September 30th was a dearly-loved deadline and one which added much-needed urgency to thesis writing. Right until its timely end it continued to motivate and drive writing. Its sacrifice has and will continue to make the thesis a better, more thorough document, and ultimately increases its chances of being successful. In remembering this submission date, at this time we also remember March 30th and June 30th, deadlines who have passed but are not forgotten.
Please join me in a minute's silence in honour of this and all deadlines which have passed for the greater purpose of the PhD.