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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (28th May
In the English Channel...
In a skirmish between Royal Navy and Kriegsmarine minelayers, RN MGB-100 is sunk
A British military mission arrives by parachute to join Tito.
In the Mediterranean...
U-755 sunk by RAF aircraft
In the Atlantic...
U-304 sunk by RAF aircraft
In the Pacific...
On Attu Island, with all the high ground secured, US 7th Infantry Division prepares to assault the final Japanese position at
Japanese vessel Asuka Maru sunk by USN submarine S-41 off the Kurils
Japanese vessel Akatsuki Maru sunk by USN submarine Saury off Okinawa
In the Indian Ocean...
US vessel Agwimonte and Norwegian vessel Storaas are sunk by U-177
Today's Air Raids...
Netherlands Fighter patrols by the RAF and US 8th Air Force
Zeebrugge, Belgium by RAF Bomber Command
North Sea Minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Foggia and Livorno, Italy by USAAF - 2 torpedo boats and a corvette are sunk at Livorno
Sardinia military targets by USAAF
Sicily military targets by USAAF
Kolombangara Island and New Georgia Island by USAirSols
Wewak and military targets, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Yoyang, China by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
A mixture of missus and me time thereafter
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Most of the time these days, I can forget that I am a carer, but with missus at home all week for the half-term holiday, I have been reminded! It's not a distressing or unpleasant duty, but it does mean I won't be getting a lot else done - Missus is rather emotionally needy! Outside of me and work, her chief activities at home are:
Escape To The Country (A TV rural property show)
The TV News
Cunard cruise brochures
The Daily Telegraph
Miranda (a slapstick TV sitcom)
Food and phenomenal volumes of tea.
Talking to Daughter on the phone
Sending birthday cards to people
...For most of these somewhat sedentary pursuits, she likes me next to her! This of course limits what I can do outside of caring and housekeeping for her. However this is not a lament - I rather enjoy being adored and desired, and surrounded by an abundance of creature comforts, with joyless individuals purged from my home life, most days are blissful. This character is an enjoyable one to play.
Quiet times are golden opportunities to make progress on the spiritual front, and I most certainly have. The renewed emphasis on the Discipline of Submission has proved particularly helpful. I sometimes get seized by dark thoughts and daydreams. "Daymares"! I have in the past struggled for a quick response that works for me, but invoking Submission re-grounds me rapidly. My consciousness submits control to my Higher Self, in the same way a leaf might stop running itself and submit to the tree.
The individual character I play is simply an extension of what I really am. My awareness is based in the character, so to experience my true self, that awareness has to disengage from decision-making and doing and consent to be "taken over". For that to happen, you have to believe that there is much more to you than that which you can immediately sense, and having done that, trust it to control you.
Once you can do that, Submission is delicious, a highly pleasant experience! All anxiety stops, the mind becomes quiet, and ecstatic feelings of comfort overwhelm you. Nothing matters any longer, you are home, and everything is complete, with nothing left to want. Submission is a good way to lead yourself into meditation and self-hypnosis. With practice, you can submit to this Higher Self while remaining fully conscious and allow it to direct your action. To do this continually without being distracted is my ultimate spiritual aim.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Who or what is in control of you?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Overcast with frequent showers throughout
A cool moderate north-easterly will blow all day
Max Temp = 12 degC
Min Temp = 8 degC
Sunrise at 04:47
Sunset at 21:22
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
If Bill Gates had a penny for every time I had to reboot my computer...oh wait, he does. : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Dylan Moran on Germany
The most devastating long-term impact of a Tsunami is the famine it can induce by poisoning the soil and sources of freshwater with salt.
9. THE WISDOM I'VE LEARNED FROM OTHERS
"My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds." - Mel Weldon