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Blog articles offer practical advice, personal experiences, and responses to current events from the vantage point of life in academia.

By Tina Teng-Henson

I could probably write for days about all the changes that have taken place in me in the 8 weeks, 5 days, one hour, and 2 minutes since my daughter Beatrice was born. But since I aim now to start and end projects as quickly and efficiently as I can...

By Priscilla Lasmarias Kelso

When was it ever a perfect time to prepare for Advent? The road to Bethlehem was long for Mary, looking for a place to birth her child in the most ungracious of surroundings. The journey of the magi was long . . .

Tish Harrison Warren has told us that we all need to sleep, and we agree. Not only that, we need to eat — real, delicious food that nourishes the soul as well as the body . . .

By Tish Harrison Warren

I recently came across the Duke University study that concludes that women need more sleep than men do and that sleep deprivation causes greater physical and emotional stress in women than in men. I immediately forwarded it . . .

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

The bouquet of shiny red and blue stars jostled each other for position against the car’s soft tan ceiling. The squeak of plastic rubbing plastic made me think about the community that can be nourished by the simple act of buying helium balloons . . .

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

The student pulled the frayed bill of his dark gray baseball cap over his eyebrows and slumped further down on the brown sofa in my office. He had been late again with a paper . . .

By Jenny Hill

“Why are you getting your doctorate?” “You’re nuts!” “I’d never do that.” I’m two years into the process of pursuing my doctorate and when I hear comments like these, they make me pause and consider . . . 

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

I was watching our seven-year-old son who had been playing a long time, rolling Matchbox cars across “roads” in the den rug’s intricate patterns and blowing car noises through his lips. When I said . . 

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