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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (9th May
In the Mediterranean...
Italian vessel Santa Maria Salina sunk by RN submarine HMS Unrivalled
Remnants of German 5th Panzer Army in northern sector surrender to US II Corps
British 9th Corps attack towards Cape Bon
Free French XIX Corps attacking around Zaghouan
In the Mediterranean...
British vessel Kanbe sunk by U-123
Norwegian vessel Corneville sunk by U-515
U-381 vanishes after this date, cause unknown
In the Pacific...
Japanese gunboat Aso Maru sunk by USN submarine Gar
Japanese vessels Takao Maru and Jimmu Maru sunk off Honshu by USN submarine Wahoo
In New Guinea...
Japanese forces attack the Australian 2/7th Battalion in Mubo-Salamaua sector
Japanese 55th Infantry Division advances toward Maungdaw in the Arakan
Today's Air Raids...
Bay of Biscay minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Palermo and Messina, Sicily by USAAF
Pantelleria Island by USAAF on the Italian garrison
New Guinea military targets by US 5th Air Force
Gasmata, New Britain by US 5th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Twitter Followers = 1,671 (down 1)
Nonfollowed eliminated = 2
eliminated = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
My rawest nerve is undoubetedly disapproval. From those who are expected to disapprove, I have defences in place, but I can be caught out by disapproval from places unexpected. Yesterday was a day where a series of very minor incidents of disapproval by Son and Missus plunged me into a deep malaise that surprised both me and them.
A nap and some comfort eating later, and I rapidly recovered, but it was another lesson learned. I can't rely on any context to be safe for a fragile ego. If I wish to participate in the most fulfilling way in this life experience, it is best done from "further back", with awareness centred on the universal. The ego is best used as a tool of contribution where the point is the contribution not the tool. The character you play then becomes a vector for energy rather than simply an absorber.
On a down-to-Earth level, I have also been reminded that what I think someone needs is not always what they actually want, and the correct response is not self-pity but to modify your output.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is your life about how great you are, or about doing great things?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Bright and sunny in the morning
Heavy rain moving in by the afternoon, persisting until tomorrow morning
Wind will be moderate to strong and southerly, veering gradually westerly in the evening
Max Temp = 10 degC
Min Temp = 7 degC
Sunrise at 05:16
Sunset at 20:51
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can get someone else to do today! : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Kevin Bridges on Glasgow
On average it takes 13 dates before one lover will give the other a key to their place.
9. "Everything you're looking for lies behind the mask you wear." - Stephen C. Paul