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When My Job Doesn't Feel Sexy Anymore

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Most of us have a hierarchy of Job Coolness Factor. I’ve got one, too. But as much as I joke about it—there’s an identity factor here, too. 

ODJ: search for significance


I have to admit, with some shame, that I’ve Googled my own name. I know, I know—it’s immature and narcissistic. I think I—and others like me—do this because we want some living proof that we’re significant and important in some way.


Leah in the book of Genesis could probably relate. For starters, her husband had to be tricked into marrying her. He actually had wanted to m

ODB: Becoming

I grew up in a small town. No famous people. No busy streets. Not much to do. Yet I’ve always been thankful for my quiet, uncomplicated upbringing.One evening when my husband and I were attending a business dinner, a new acquaintance asked me where I was from. When I told her, she said, “Aren’t you embarrassed to admit it?”Unsure whether or not she was joking, I simply said, “No.”Altho