By Callie Oettinger
Published: April 14, 2017
I flew on Alaska Airlines this week.
Before the flight took off, I witnessed a first.
The pilot joined the passengers at the gate to announce a flight delay.
No microphone. No airline staff at his side. Just him. His voice. His proactive communication.
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by Xenophon (Loeb Library, two volumes, translated by Walter Miller)
Though this book purports to narrate the upbringing and conquests of the great Persian king, in truth the society Xenophon describes is that of Sparta (no outsider knew it better than he), complete with “peers,” good manners at the dinner table, and why a true warrior never urinates on campaign (he should have eliminated excess water entirely by sweating).