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Captain Noon! Captain Noon!
Captain Noon! Captain Noon! or Procrastination Considered as One of the Fine Arts
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Captain Noon is in his last year at college. He sleeps till noon, he dreams of being a pilot. Time and opportunities slip away in procrastination. The narrator, his father, recalls his own father's instructions, "play for keeps," and the head of his high school "hoe-out your row." Get on with it. Finish what you do. A distant cousin Nora put off life and never got around to it. A thorn in the side of members of the family, Nora lives alone and has a stroke. She is the family historian collecting clippings about members of the family in her Death Bible. The comfortable Berkeley liberals, a man in an electric wheelchair takes a 'pitch' in the rain, a pitcher for the Giants, neighbors, Berkeley's contraband dog hair, and the fancy of the Triple Z Squadron, the Triple Z Airlines in peacetime, fill out the story. Thomas De Quincey says: "If once a...
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Captain Noon is in his last year at college. He sleeps till noon, he dreams of being a pilot. Time and opportunities slip away in procrastination. The narrator, his father, recalls his own father's instructions, "play for keeps," and the head of his high school "hoe-out your row." Get on with it. Finish what you do. A distant cousin Nora put off life and never got around to it. A thorn in the side of members of the family, Nora lives alone and has a stroke. She is the family historian collecting clippings about members of the family in her Death Bible. The comfortable Berkeley liberals, a man in an electric wheelchair takes a 'pitch' in the rain, a pitcher for the Giants, neighbors, Berkeley's contraband dog hair, and the fancy of the Triple Z Squadron, the Triple Z Airlines in peacetime, fill out the story. Thomas De Quincey says: "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think of robbing, and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."

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About Richard

The author received medical education at Kansas University Medical Center, and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in internal medicine and rheumatology, and holds memberships in a number of professional societies and board certifications. He was Assistant Clinical Professor of...

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