How Can We Bridge Our Divides?

Is it better to be a stay-at-home parent or to try and balance career and family?   That’s a hard question. Not just in the colloquial sense, but in the technical sense we use here at Ask Big Questions: This is a question that matters to many, many people (I hesitate to say everyone, since that’s...


It doesn’t have to bethe blue iris, it could beweeds in a vacant lot, or a fewsmall stones; justpay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t tryto make them elaborate, this isn’ta contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in whichanother voice may speak. ~ Mary Oliver   I think...

When Are We Free? A Conversation With Susan Burns

  This month we spoke with Susan Burns, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Clarke University. Q: When in your life have you not been free?