Years ago, I knew a woman who had lost her voice, not temporarily, but permanently. Her name was Polly, and cancer had invaded her larynx. To save her life, her vocal cords and the surrounding tissue had to be...
“If we as a nation want to understand how to relate to the rest of the globe, then we need to have a richer and deeper understanding of different cultures — including various religions.”— Mark Chancey Religious diversity brings awareness...
Does it seem that life is moving faster and faster? Days and weeks and months pass in a flash. As I type these words, we are almost two-thirds of the way through this semester. Didn’t we just begin classes...
Dear Kelly, I really struggled last semester. I had family and job challenges, and along with that, the classes I was taking were courses that were very involved. I decided I needed to take a break after that, so I...
Dear Kelly, I recently changed my major because I didn’t feel a connection with the one I was in. I didn’t look forward to going to class, and I couldn’t see myself in that career, even though it may have...
A reader asks: Should I wait until after the semester ends to go on vacation?
Editor’s note: Dr. David Hollar, associate professor in the Department of Community Medicine in Mercer University’s School of Medicine, shares below his recent experience as a lay chaplain helping with Hurricane Ian relief efforts in Florida. I recently had the...
I joined our Mercer On Mission team working in a remote community in the Pokot region of Kenya in the summer of 2014. We had come to the small village of Sisit to assist in the efforts of our...
Christmas magic is real in Macon! Have you dreamed of a Hallmark Christmas? Walking down the streets of downtown Macon and Mercer Village this season, you will feel as if you set foot in the movies. Here are two of...
Autumn is upon us. While some days it still may be 80 degrees outside, the leaves are changing, cardigans are out of the closet, and the spooky season is here. Living in Macon, there are many great fall activities within...

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