Monthly Archives: May 2013

Moving to New York

I don’t recall ever having my sights set on the big apple. In high school I would dream about moving to Paris and, later, it was Russia (Petersburg). Then for quite a while, it wasn’t so much where I lived … Continue reading

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missionaries in Vermont

Summer in Vermont means lots of things – among them are the groups of teenagers (late high school/early college) that show up on summer “mission trips” in hopes of bringing faith to godless Vermonters (we have the distinction of being … Continue reading

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The return of the fruit bowl

When we arrived at our new apartment in Sweden, we were welcomed by a houseplant and a bowl of fruit – oranges, apples, bananas and a pineapple in a simple, shallow wooden bowl. I would say that, of all the … Continue reading

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Strangers and Neighbors

I am eagerly anticipating the late summer/ early fall release of my book.

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Sociology, behind the scenes

Each year I try to find time to serve the broader discipline of sociology through service. Service activities include things like volunteering for selection committees, proposing and organizing sessions for the annual meeting, reviewing articles and book proposals/manuscripts. This is … Continue reading

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