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Women In Academia

Adjunct Land: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

I tend not to respond to op-eds, columns, and blog posts about adjuncting. I’d never have time for anything else. But Charlotte Allen’s recent op-ed for the L.A. Times contains a worn argument that I can’t ignore anymore: “Don’t be an adjunct.”

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Women In Academia

Dispatch from Adjunct Land II: Compensation

I make about $10 to $25 an hour. I receive no benefits other than a discount at the school store.

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Women In Academia

Is Graduate School a Job?

For some reason, I am mildly enamored with life advice/self-help essays and seminars. Maybe it is because these essays distill years of experience into highly concentrated, sometimes over-simplified advice. Maybe it’s because I like seeing how others interpret their paths to success, what they identified as holding them back, and what they think can lead […]

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Perspectives

A Day in the Life: Women Clergy

“Called by God.” There are few vocations in life to which we say people are divinely challenged, led, or directed. But as clergy, we find ourselves in that unusual category. We each experience it in a different way. Some as children. Some later in life. Some in very direct, obvious, in-your-face moments. Some are quiet […]

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Life

Ask Luci – 3/17

I’m here with a new name and one question today.  But I still love to tell people what to do with their lives, so don’t forget to submit your questions here or e-mail me!

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 1/7

It’s FRIDAY! Finally! That first week after a break almost promises to be less fun than herding cats.  Unless you’re a cat herder, which of course would be exactly as much fun as herding cats.  Today’s lunchtime poll wants to know what you’d do with your job if you won the lottery.  Would you be […]

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Just for Fun

You made it through Monday

Today’s wrap-up is a little later than I planned due to some unexpected mishaps with public transportation.  But don’t worry, I have purchased a mini-iron so you can all rest easy knowing that my craft projects that involve tiny sewing will be much easier.  Phew!  And what would a Monday be without several catastrophes? Thanks […]