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  • Bumbler
    Work & Home

    Beware the Bumbler

    Just after Thanksgiving, I read this article–The Myth of the Male Bumbler, by Lilil Loofbourow. It’s a timely piece for many reasons. First, it explodes the stereotype of the guy who doesn’t know the…

  • Work & Home

    3 Empowering Ways to Think About Work

    A few days ago, I mentioned to someone that I’m a professor. “That’s so cool,” she said. “I always wanted to be a teacher.” I pointed out that she already is. She teaches Sunday…

  • Mind & Body

    Be Your Own Good Boss

    I’ve been teaching since I was 22 years old. In the 1980’s, when I started my teaching career, there was very little training offered to graduate students in English before we were put in…

  • Work & Home

    How to Work Smarter

    Is it only women who find themselves being asked “How do you do it all?” Generally speaking, the answer to that question is yes. I know for a fact that no one ever asked…

  • Mind & Body

    Learning to Live With Rejection

    When I was in graduate school, I had a classmate who was an excellent poet. She won the departmental award for poetry writing at the end of her first year, beating out even the…

  • Mind & Body

    Let Good Enough Be Good Enough

    This is the time of year when it seems like we’re all striving for perfection–the perfect holiday celebration, the perfect Christmas card photo, the perfect family meal. Have you ever found it difficult to…