One dose of skepticism later…

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.

3 Responses to “One dose of skepticism later…”

  1. Sara Turner says:

    It’s great to see that you’re taking a challenging topic for your research. Kudos to you, and I wish you lots of luck on your topic! Hope your semester goes well. :)

  2. Katie says:

    I think it sounds like a pretty unique place to get some inspiration for a topic. This one has some advantages too: you may uncover the story of “the last American pirate” or at the very least you’ll get to research an interesting topic.

    And there is always Johnny Depp for some insightful thoughts. :)

    Best of luck to you! (I know I’ll need it for my topic too…)

  3. Tom says:

    I don’t see why a pirate in the Bay couldn’t happen, if there are ships sailing someplace, there will be people wanting to rob them. Did the owner of the resteraunt know anything about that pirate legend on the menu?