As of: Sat 2017-12-16 01:16:42 UTC [=1513387002. 20:16:42-05:00] >> historic/duty.txt L: 1,936. A: 100444. M: 2002-12-21 02:39:30 UTC [=1040438370] -5473.94d >> <html><head> <title>On watch: The piety of communication</title> </head> <body bgcolor="black" link="#eee8aa" vlink="#48d1cc"> <center> <a href="lighthouseani.gif"> <img src="lighthouseani.gif" height=162 width=395 alt="[lighthouse]" border=0></a> <p> <hr size=4> <p><font size="+2" color="white"> This page honors all the telegraph and ham radio operators, lighthouse keepers and others, whose vigilance helps secure for our bodies the safe foundation upon which our minds can erect a spiritual world. We thank them for listening and watching, that our cries for help may be heard, and the forces which would beset us be detected. <P>This page also honors all those who await their alert, to come to our aid and deliver us from evil: firemen, coastguardsmen, Emergency Medical Technicians and others. </font> <P> <hr width="50%"> <p><font size="+1" color="white"> "Sadly, in 1995 the United States Coast Guard stopped routinely using the morse code to converse with ships at sea. This ended a long tradition. Morse code however will always remain a viable means of providing highly reliable communications during difficult communications condtions."<br> (<a href="http://www.neca.com/~cummings/morse.html">Morse Code Home Page</a>)<P> "...to have substituted for the magical communion of species and the confusion of distinct orders a spiritual relation in which beings remain at their post but communicate among themselves will have been the imperishable merit of the 'admirable Greek people,' and the very institution of philosophy."<br> (Emmanuel Levinas, <I>Totality and Infinity</i>, p. 48) </font><p></center> <hr size=4> <a href="Bradsmap.htm"><img src="signpost.gif" align=right height=32 width=32 vspace=4 hspace=8 border=0 alt="[Go to site map]"></a> <font color="#eee8aa"><address> http://www.cloud9.net/~bradmcc/duty.html<br> Brad McCormick, Ed.D.<br> firstname.lastname@example.org<br> 11 Apr 97</address> </font> </body> </html> << historic/duty.txt L: 1,936. A: 100444. M: 2002-12-21 02:39:30 UTC [=1040438370] -5473.94d <<
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