3 more school days. Here I come Land Down Under!
I just submitted my resume to a school whose mission is to “inspire our students to make a life-long commitment to Jewish values, learning and observance, and to view all disciplines and pursuits through the prism of Torah.”
Things that are on my resume include: President of Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ, Lutheran Teacher Diploma, Employed at International Christian School, etc
Maybe I should be more careful about where I send my resume to. Ooops.
March 16th 1912: Lawrence Oates dies
On this day in 1912 Lawrence Oates, a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British team to the South Pole, left his tent never to be seen again. Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition was his second attempt and aimed to become the first group to reach the South Pole. The group succeeded in reaching the Pole on 17th January 1912, only to discover that they had been beaten by Roald Amundsen’s Norwegian expedition. Sadly, Scott’s entire party of five men died on the return journey. Oates was one of those who died first. He was suffering from severe frostbite and, in an apparent act of self-sacrifice, simply walked out of his tent into a blizzard. He had asked them to leave him behind as his condition worsened, and it is likely he felt that he was holding his group back and limiting their chances for survival. Thus on March 16th he walked out of the tent saying: "I am just going outside and may be some time." The others died soon after and their bodies were found by a search party in November, along with some of their equipment and personal effects. Oates’s body was never found, but he and his companions are remembered as brave men and national heroes."We knew that poor Oates was walking to his death, but though we tried to dissuade him, we knew it was the act of a brave man and an English gentleman.”
- Entry in Scott’s diary about Oates
The origins of the abominable snowman my friends.
Why are other people suggesting the three things that I want to do the least?
Men’s Snowboard Cross Finals
What a cool sport.