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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (8th June 1945)
Australian II Corps is attacking toward Hari against Japanese 17th Army
USN Task Group 74.3 bombards Muara Island
USN minesweeper Salute is sunk by a mine
IJN heavy cruiser Ashigara is sunk by RN submarine Trenchant with loss of more than 1000 Japanese troops - around 500 are rescued by IJN destroyer Kamikaze
South China Sea...
Japanese vessels Hakusa Maru and No. 22 Nanshin Maru are sunk by USN submarine Cobia
US 6th Army advances toward Bagabag
US 8th Army captures Mandog
US 10th Army is clearing the Oroku peninsula against strong opposition
Marquis Kido, the emperor's advisor, prepares a plan for ending the war
Today's Air Raids...
Borneo on military targets by US FEAF
Lauban Island on military targets by US FEAF
Sakishima Islands on airfields by USN aircraft
Kanoya Airfield, Japan by USN aircraft
China on multiple military targets by US 14th Air Force fighters
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Missus birthday prep
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Though I can control (to some extent!) focus and behaviour, mood I have found to be like the weather - it originates from circumstances beyond my control and I simply have to respond to it as best as I can. This morning I am fortunate - I find my mood calm. I will embrace the moment gratefully! A calm mood is a golden opportunity to do things well and lift consciousness out of the character.
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Reflecting over the past days, I have realized that conflict is inevitable. Self-pity and certainly not cowardice are not options for me. When faced with bullies, predators and platitude-mongers, this character WILL take up a weapon. Acceptance of this has probably contributed to the calm mood I have woken up with.
The best thing about calm moods is that they make internal silence much easier to achieve. Internal silence is utter BLISS! Consciousness itself generates a subtle but almost excruciatingly pleasant HUM and when your mind is silent, you can feel it, like a quiet orgasm that just keeps going. It is the most pleasant physical sensation that it's possible to experience! It's certainly a primal incentive to keep your focus in the right place.
Because mood is not entirely within my control, it's not possible for me to maintain that deep level of internal silence all the time, but I'm working on it!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What is your attitude towards conflict?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
After a sunny start, cloud will build over the morning
Skies will clear again around dusk
A light north-westerly breeze will swing north-easterly by mid-morning and strengthen
Wind will peter out overnight
Max Temp = 12 degC at noon
Min Temp = 6 degC at 6am
Sunrise at 04:38
Sunset at 21:34
Weathertrack: The Azores anticyclone will remain static, unusually far north to the west of Ireland, keeping Britain dry but dragging in cool Arctic air
Air Pressure: 1036 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I made a huge TO DO list for this week. Just can't figure out who's going to do it. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
A study of college students who had just been rejected by their sweethearts showed they had strong activity in the brain associated with the insular cortex, the part of the brain that experiences physical pain.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Do we view old age as a period of decline ending in death, or as an ascent toward the attainment of our goals, toward bringing our life to a rewarding and satisfying conclusion? A subtle difference in our inner attitude can completely transform our experience of these years.