The Best Insurance (Read: Independence) Policy

by Nan Many years ago I sat in a teacher’s lounge during lunch picking the brains of the more experienced teachers regarding issues typical to teachers’ unions—class size, salary, retirement contributions, and insurance. The school was a very conservative one in northern Utah, where the majority of my colleagues were LDS women. However, this is […]

Career Day: High School Teacher

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Amber Rydalch, and I love my job as a high school history teacher.  I grew up in the small rural town of Oakley, Utah, and currently reside in Draper, Utah. I received my bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University in History Education, […]

Having A Purpose For Your Work

Image credit: Michael Krigsman by Nan My mom is a nurse and my dad is an engineer. I grew up thinking of “work” as something tangible. Mom told us stories of exciting, life-or-death situations. My favorites were the ones when she would know more than the new residents. My father took us on long car […]

Turn, Turn, Turn–My Turn

by Nan Recently I spent the day with a friend who is at the tail end of fairly acrimonious divorce proceedings. In the last several months she has expressed an array of emotions as she has processed the grief associated with the end of her marriage. This time she expressed surprise and dismay at the […]

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