As you might expect, my Professor was more than a little skeptical about my research proposal. In fact, I’m pretty sure she looked at me like I had three heads. I guess I could understand her misgivings about letting me research pirates for a senior thesis …ESPECIALLY since the only proof I have of said pirate’s existence is a sandwich blurb (not the most academic of sources…in fact it could rival Wikipedia in the unreliability factor). Not to mention I have no idea if a story about a pirate in the Chesapeake Bay is even plausible. Therefore, the always encouraging academic, I was told by my Professor to hit the library. Well maybe not in those exact words, but essentially I need to have some kind of background, a beginning. In other words I need to come up with a stronger argument. Guess I have a date with the library this weekend.