Art Chickering resists the dichotomy of personal & professional life. He also responds to "New Year's Resolution" questions on 1/30/2007 by citing Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time, last stanza:
But yield who will to their separation,
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight.
Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done
For Heaven and the future's sakes.
Full text of poem (as of 1/30/2007) available at:
Chickering is currently Special Assistant to the President, Goddard College. He recently co-authored Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education, and was co-author of the widely respected and used Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education... and many other important publications.