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1. ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
11th March 1946: Rudolf Höss, Kommandant of Auschwitz, is captured
In the last days of the war, Himmler advised Höss to disguise himself among German Navy personnel. He evaded arrest for nearly a year. When captured by British troops on 11 March 1946 in Gottrupel, he was disguised as a gardener and called himself Franz Lang. His wife, who feared that her son, Klaus, would be shipped off to the Soviet Union to be imprisoned or tortured, had told the British where he was.
The British force that captured Höss was led by Hanns Alexander, a young Jewish man from Berlin who was forced to flee to England with his entire family during the rise of Nazi Germany. Höss initially denied his identity until Alexander noticed his wedding ring and demanded to inspect it. Höss refused to remove it, claiming it was stuck. But when Alexander threatened to cut his finger off, Höss removed the ring. It had the names Rudolf and Hedwig inscribed inside. After being questioned and beaten with axe handles by the soldiers, Höss confessed his real identity.
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 1 of the Weekend Job
TV Comedy Night
Twitter Followers = 2,094 (no change)
Never-followed unfollowers eliminated = 3
@TipsForHolidays +2 untraced
Followed unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 1
Spammers not followed back = 2
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I have learned the importance of maintenance of mind and body, and with age, the more maintenance you have to put in, and you have to be mindful of its increasing fragility. You can't just move! You need to consider HOW you're moving.
Rather than find all this depressing, I am oddly fascinated. I am fortunate in that my life is full of everything I want and I am currently not in pain. once pain becomes a permanent fixture and things pass, ageing will be more of a challenge!
My current mental focus is to be centred on RESPONSE to circumstances, rather than what the ever-shifting circumstances are, relying on intuition to respond correctly and expressing gratitude for whatever good circumstances there are, which right now is quite a lot!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you responding to your circumstances in the right way?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
1027 millibars and rising slightly
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
When Miley Cyrus is naked & licks a hammer, it’s “art” & “music”, but when I do it, I'm “wasted” & “have to leave B&Q". :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Camille Solari on texting
Some scholars claim the word “honeymoon” comes from the Teutonic custom when newlyweds would hide out and drink hydromel (a fermented honey and water mixture) for 30 days until the moon waned.
9. ZEN WISDOM
A genuine “thank you” is the essence of nonviolence. It contains respect for the other person, humility and a profound affirmation of life.