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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (1st May
On the Russian Front...
Both sides build up forces in the Kursk sector
In the Baltic...
Soviet submarine SC-323 is sunk by a mine
In the North Sea...
Kriegsmarine 12th Patrol Boat Flotilla is attacked by RN 17th 31st MTB Flotilla and Kriegsmarine patrol vessel V-1241 is sunk.
In Dover, England...
Dover is bombarded by long-range cross-Channel artillery
In the Mediterranean...
British vessels Erinpura and British Trust sunk by the Luftwaffe north of Benghazi
US II Corps begins preparatory artillery bombardment of Mateur and engage in fierce fighting around Hills 609 and Hill 299
In the Atlantic...
Five Allied freighters are lost to U-Boats
In the Pacific...
USN Task Force 51 marshals at Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island in preparation for
the invasion of Attu Island.
IJN gunboat Keishin Maru sunk by USN submarine Pogy
German raider Michel departs Japan after a refit.
Today's Air Raids...
Northern France RAF Fighter patrols
St. Nazaire, France by US 8th Air Force
Bay of Biscay minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Reggio Calabria, Italy by US 9th Air Force
Manokwari and Nabire, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Rangoon, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
A good soak in the tub!
Missus Time in the evening
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
May begins on a calm and settled note. Nothing bad happened in April but my mind was unsettled, mainly over "Daughter Trauma". My Reiki training tells me that when strong emotions are aroused, one must look deeper within oneself for the cause. It has in the event been difficult to put my finger on it.
I have also learned that whatever the other person is like, if I'm the one that's upset then the problem is mine. So what is my problem? I have a problem with people who have no compassion - I perceive them - with some justification - as a threat. There is no way to be accepted by such people, or for that matter to be acceptable to them. As Indira Gandi once said, "you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist".
Going right to the very primal root, I think the primal raw nerve trod on has been tribal discord, a fundamental threat to survival, and yet still being forced to share the same turf, the "turf" in this case being Missus. History has shown that there is no simple resolution to internecine disputes. Only when the desire for peace is sufficiently strong and mutual can there be progress. In the interim, the best policy is "safe zones" - enclaves where the other cannot intrude, so there is not a constant "threat".
On the spiritual level, the answer is to shift awareness higher, upward out of the drama and rest in the eternal peace of simply being. It is a new month and a new beginning, a time to re-adjust energies in order to maintain balance.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you responding in the right way to the situations that you face?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry, bright and sunny all day, clear overnight.
A moderate westerly wind will very gradually ease
Max Temp = 11 degC
Min Termp = 6 degC
Sunrise at 05:32
Sunset at 20:37
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Heterosexual women don't blink during foreplay - there isn't enough time! : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Jonisha Rios on her fish, working life, happy Latinos and her OCD mother
Depression surpresses the immune system, resulting in more frequent Common Cold infections.
9. THE WISDOM I'VE LEARNED FROM OTHERS
"Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away." - Sir Arthur Helps