In Sickness, In Health

I spotted two articles recently about vocation . . . and illness. At Good Letters, Paige Eve Chant wrote about “how to write in a sick person’s body“: At first, I thought I might keep it a secret, this new disease, because privacy is a long-lost treasure in this world. I was eager to set [Read More...]

Upward Mobility Has a Downside

Related to yesterday’s post: at The High Calling, David Rupert recently reflected on the downside to upward mobility: The Wall Street Journal article, “Hold On To Your Dream Job,” cites a survey that claims “3 in 4 employees say they have no desire to move up in their organizations.” This goes against the presumption that we are [Read More...]

Why We Shouldn’t Try To Be Awesome

At the new magazine In Earnest, which launched yesterday, Emily Schatz wrote about why young people need to “stop trying to be awesome.” One problem with the “be extraordinary” model is that, for spirits with any temptation toward vanity, it can become a preoccupation with how put-together one looks at the expense of accomplishing real [Read More...]

Nostalgia in a YouTube Clip

Sesame Street premiered in 1969, which means that most of us have watched it—many as children (a child born in 1969 is turning 44 this year). So it was with great pleasure that I watched this clip – a remix song made up of mostly old Sesame Street clips that I remember. It’s just fun, because it’s [Read More...]


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