I was seventeen years old attending a private Catholic school. I wasn’t Catholic.
“It is true that a mirror has the quality of enabling a person to see his image in it, but to do this he must stand still.”
– Soren Kierkegaard
I was confronted with myself. I was divided, and yet it was not the division that frightened me. The thing I feared most was that I didn’t care. I was completely apathetic, indifferent, and uninterested. I thought. I thought myself indifferent until my self-conceit stood exposed concerning the hardness of my heart and for a brief moment I had recognized my true condition.
About 10 suspected pirates stormed the 288-foot Le Ponant on Friday as it was returning, without passengers, from the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. The pirates then guided the vessel down Somalia’s eastern coast.
The hijacking comes amid a surge in piracy in the seas off the chaotic Horn of Africa nation, where a weak and impoverished government is unable to patrol its territorial waters. Pirates have seized more than two dozen ships off the country’s coast in the past year, typically demanding high ransoms to free their hostages.
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner told France-Inter radio that France was in contact with the pirates.
“We have established contact, and the case may take a long time,” he said, without providing more details. Asked whether France would consider paying a ransom, he responded, “We’ll see.”
“We have to do everything to avoid bloodshed,” Kouchner said.
Eleven tips on getting more efficiency out of women. Hahaha. This is great. It’s a 1943 Guide to Hiring Women from the July issue of Transportation Magazine.
8. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and wash her hands several times daily.
I find it funny that sixty-five years later this guide is still pretty relevant!