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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 Sara Scheunemann

A few years ago during Lent, I started picking up the books I loved as a child for another reading. Maybe I did so because I had given up television and movies, but still found myself longing for stories. Or maybe my familiar old friends...

By Sharon Carnahan

I overheard a tired parent in the grocery store the other day. In answer to a persistent, whiny request for candy...

By Elizabeth Bradley

Spiritual warfare isn’t something I think about a lot. I accept that the devil prowls around like a lion, but I’m suspicious of talk...

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

"May these wise words shine on our wintry souls, frozen by loneliness and hurt, and thaw us." This invocation opens Following Christ: A Lenten Reader to Stretch Your Soul...

By Ann Boyd

No matter what stage of life you're in, there are always seasons of busyness. Whether you are working full-time, in grad school, parenting small children, or just on your way out the door to your next appointment...

After Francis Su gave his lecture accepting the Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics, he had so many requests for the text that he shared it...

By Jon Boyd

I love books that urge you to read more books — and I say that honestly as a reader, not just because I work for a publisher. One of our new titles makes a particularly good case for reading more...

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

I go for a walk almost every day, so when I can't or don't, I start feeling stiff in the joints...of my soul. Walking helps mend my monkey mind...

By Ann Boyd

Academics need to eat too, and that’s why we’re throwing a few recipes your way. Here’s a favorite at the Boyd house...

By Jen Underwood

I spotted the beautiful blue-and-green variegated yarn on the sales table at a local yarn shop a few weeks ago...

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