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1. ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
23rd November 1963
The first-ever episode of Doctor Who is broadcast
The first episode of Doctor Who, the world's longest-running science fiction television show, was broadcast on BBC television, starring William Hartnell as the first incarnation of the title role. Produced by the BBC from 1963 to the present day, the programme depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a space and time-travelling humanoid alien. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes, while working to save civilizations and help people in need.
Twelve actors have headlined the series as the Doctor. The transition from one actor to another is written into the plot of the show, as well as the differing approach to the role that each brings, under the concept of regeneration into a new incarnation. The show's premise is that this is a life process of Time Lords through which the character of the Doctor takes on a new body and, to some extent, new personality, which occurs after sustaining an injury which would be fatal to most other species. Each actor's portrayal differs, but they are all intended to be aspects of the same character and form part of the same storyline. The time-travelling nature of the plot means that, on occasion, story arcs have involved different Doctors meeting each other. Peter Capaldi took on the role after Matt Smith's exit in the 2013 Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor".
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
To be a carer for a paranoid schizophrenic who is currently the main breadwinner and be part of a family torn apart and estranged hardly seems the recipe for happiness. And yet of course some folk have everything and are deeply unhappy. Happiness is an internal thing to do with fulfilment, making the difference you want to make.
The supernova of the extended family in bitterness and mutual acrimony has left me with a "happy remnant" - Me , Missus, Son and two cats. Though Son is more like a satellite in orbit that will soon orbit further out, living his own life, it nevertheless "works". I find myself with everything I want and lacking nothing, with enough challenge to keep me awake and alert and doing stuff that makes a difference. I have my own personal universe that I'm happy and thriving in, beneath the radar of the general population and therefore camouflaged from unwanted attention.
My situation therefore generates gratitude, and the Attitude Of Gratitude is the happiest, most productive and most fulfilling. It also generates sufficient calm for my consciousness to soar above my character and truly experience sentient being. This character meanwhile has already succeeded in the central purpose of passing on memes of truth, and will do more of it before it expires.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you clear in your own mind about what you really want?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry, cold and cloudy throughout with a moderate south-westerly wind
Max Temp = 6 degC at midnight
Min Temp = 1 degC at 7am
Sunrise at 07:48
Sunset at 15:58
Weathertrack: The Azores anticyclone extending over Britain will keep the country dry but pull in cold Arctic air
Air Pressure: 1023 millibars and falling
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Why does Star Trek claim "to boldly go where no man has gone before" and yet when they get there, they always meet someone? :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
In The Godfather (1972), John Marley’s (Jack Wolz) scream of horror in the horse head scene was real, as he was not told that a real horse head, which was obtained from a dog food company, was going to be used.
9. ZEN WISDOM
It is important to make the effort to calmly construct something together. From there, real love develops. Real marriage is when you have been married for twenty-five years and feel an even deeper love than you did when you first met. Love deepens.