Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
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01/17/2005: And people think my career path was weird....


Wrap your mind around this woman's career path...:

While studying at the Yale Divinity School, Jeanette Angell DIV '87 considered converting to the Episcopalian Church and becoming a priest. But when her job as a college lecturer in Boston left bills unpaid and creditors calling, Angell found a less than angelic solution -- working as a $200-an-hour callgirl.

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On the phone however, the 48-year old -- who now has a husband and stepchildren -- is warm and motherly. She laughs nervously and apologizes for rambling. She doesn't sound like a prostitute, and that's part of her point.

"We are neither sex-obsessed nor nymphomaniacal," Angell writes. "We have relationships, we build trust, and we keep secrets. We are daughters, sisters, and mothers; we are wives."

Life as a callgirl does not conflict with her divinity school education, Angell said, since she does not consider prostitution immoral.

"Spirituality was important in my life when I was working as a callgirl," she said. "I wanted to do something that I could live with, and there are a lot of ways of making money I couldn't have lived with I saw myself as doing something that's good for people."

University Divinity School Dean Harold Attridge said he had not heard of the book or Angell, and declined to comment on her individually. But he expressed doubt that prostitution is consistent with the teaching of the divinity school.
Hmmmm... if temple prostitution ever makes a comeback...

Len on 01.17.05 @ 09:27 AM CST



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