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Work-life balance

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This week, I’m simply sharing/linking to an article I published a couple days ago in The Chronicle of Higher Education about a topic that, in many ways, underlies many of the pieces I’ve written here over the years: work-life balance.

Scott Warnock is a writer and teacher who lives in South Jersey. He is a professor of English at Drexel University, where he directs the University Writing Program. Father of three and husband of one, Scott is on two local school boards and coaches all kinds of youth sports.

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4 Responses to “Work-life balance”

  1. Great set of reflections, Scott. I think new hires may not yet realize what “work-life balance” means in the long run; after all, they have just finished writing their dissertations, getting hired, and are learning the ropes at Drexel. They may have the opportunity forced upon them one of these days, and sit for months looking at or whatever spurs them to reflections on the Void!

  2. Bernie likes work-life balance.

  3. Another great article Scott!

  4. On Halloween Day in Brooklyn amidst the streets and parks packed with costumed folks of all ages (even more adults than children) our son’s visiting Belgium friend brought up the work-life balancing issue. His conclusion: the search for life-work balance spells the end of capitalism. Before I could answer our son intervened fearing a political battle (battle these days, unfortunately, not discussions). I hope I can find the Belgium friend’s email address and send him this article.

    Work-life balance is a choice, a choice each person must make. The devil made me do it is no reason for the choices we make.

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