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Dear Mentor: How do you view the new year?

Dear Mentor, Do you make New Year's resolutions? How do you view the New Year? Do you celebrate New Year's Eve in any special way?  ... more

Dear Mentor: To bake or not to bake?

Dear Mentor, I read an article giving advice to junior faculty women that said the following: "You don’t gain respect for your scholarship, or... more

Dear Mentor: My colleague treats me like his secretary

Dear Mentor, Imagine that you are a young female professional who occasionally (or maybe not so occasionally) is instructed by a (non-... more

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My Quilted Calling: Sewing Together the Scraps of My Story

Photo credit: Liberty Worth with Libby Dibby Quilts.I don’t usually remember titles, but it’s been more than two years since I read The Seamless Calling of Karen Swallow... more


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It’s Been One Month Since Election Day

One month ago, I woke up to the news that Donald Trump had been elected President. It was news I wasn’t prepared for — that a man who said so many... more

Advent in the Wake of the Election

I started listening to Christmas music early this year. We usually adhere to a strict no-Christmas-music-before-Thanksgiving rule, but my need for comfort was so intense that I felt the call to stray from our usual practice the week before Thanksgiving... more

Blessed Is She

During Advent several years ago, I was great with child. Waiting on the Christ child was so intertwined with waiting on the birth of our baby that my 20-month-old son confused our baby girl with the baby Jesus when first introduced.... more

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