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August 26, 2015

Too Much of a Good Thing? Work-Life Balance

 

I recently returned from Chicago where I presented at the Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference. On the heels of my year-long sabbatical, I presented on how to navigate work-life balance – a topic of in...

July 3, 2015

The Gift of Sabbatical

 

 

My year-long sabbatical recently came to a conclusion. I am ever thankful to Ambrose University for graciously providing the space and time. To be clear, and as I wrote one year ago, a sabbatical is not synonymous with a vacation nor am I now su...

December 18, 2014

This is my dog, Shadow. I enjoy going for walks through the park with Shadow. For Shadow these are opportunities to chase and retrieve a ball, to play with other dogs, and to showcase her innocence and unending energy and affection to strangers. For me this is a time f...

July 2, 2014

Yesterday I officially began my first ever sabbatical. The image above is only partially accurate in depicting a sabbatical. It is a time of rest and leisure to be sure. However, a sabbatical for a university professor is not synonymous with a vacation, a point that I...

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