I suppose I should announce that I was accepted into the Masters program in philosophy at University of Colorado at Boulder. I will be starting classes in the fall. (The 60 minute/60 mile commute will give me plenty of time to listen to a great many of the awesome lectures from The Teaching Company.)
Given that I didn’t conceal my interest in Ayn Rand, I shouldn’t have been surprised to be rejected for the Ph.D program. Although my honesty may have cost me, I’m glad to be entering the program without an Objectivist closet wrapped around me. It got stuffy in there as an undergrad.
If I decide to pursue the Ph.D, I can always reapply armed with letters of recommendation from four Boulder faculty, as well as more published writings and lectures under my belt.