The Trade-off

Finding gratitude in middle age

This fall I’ve often felt like Job, the biblical prophet who was known for having extremely bad luck. At the same time, I realize that things could have been much worse, and that most of my challenges, while inconvenient, haven’t been life threatening or full-on crises. Instead, I’ve felt like Job-lite, a swimmer or wader trying to stay balanced while the waves crashed against my body…



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Judah Leblang

I'm a Boston writer/storyteller. I've written the memoir "Echoes of Jerry,” and numerous commentaries for NPR stations around the US. More at