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A 'stock' photograph for the finance pages - just one of hundreds taken during the first Whitehaven Snappers 'Redstock' Day
Durham Army Careers Office
This is the place where many a young man and woman started their careers in the British Army. Sadly due to the closure of a number of offices countrywide, this is all that remains of the one in Durham. I felt genuinely sad when I saw this.
PUT YOUR RED SHOE ON, BABY, 'CAUSE WE'RE GOIN' OUT TONIGHT...
It all began when I won a scholarship to the Universal Academy of Podiatry back in the late 50s. I kicked the idea around for awhile while wandering around Venice Beach and decided to join the U. S. Navy instead. And that has made all the difference. I wouldn't want all of my clients to be able to kick me around. Now, leading a life of art and rock and roll music while selling women's shoes part time at an upscale store on Rodeo Drive. That's when it is overcast and I opt not to go outside my condo and enjoy the sunshine. (This is all imaginary text to add humor.)
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Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.
The life-fate of the modern individual depends not only upon the family into which he was born or which he enters by marriage, but increasingly upon the corporation in which he spends the most alert hours of his best years.
The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is not that of the man who is taken unprepared, but of him who has prepared and is never taken. On a tragedy of that kind our national morality is duly silent.
He was at a starting point which makes many a man's career a fine subject for betting, if there were any gentlemen given to that amusement who could appreciate the complicated probabilities of an arduous purpose, with all the possible thwartings and furtherings of circumstance, all the niceties of inward balance, by which a man swings and makes his point or else is carried headlong.