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Career

  • 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

    Be Your Own Good Boss

    I’ve been teaching for the last 30 years, 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…

  • 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…

  • Work & Home

    Working With 5 Types of Managers

    I’ve been working since I was 16 years old. I’ve done everything from being a fast food cashier to managing warehouse shipments to my current job as an English professor. So, needless to say,…

  • 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…

  • Work & Home

    How to Know If You’re Settling

    Last week, one of my colleagues announced that he’s leaving his position at the university where we both teach. The announcement took me by surprise, not only because I can’t imagine the university without…