Monday, 31 May 2010

TUESDAY 1st JUNE 2010 07:55(BST)

THIS DAY IN WW2 (1.6.40)
On the Western Front... Despite increased Luftwaffe attacks a total of 64,429 men are evacuated from Dunkirk. However, German planes sink four destroyers and damage five more as well as several of the Channel ferries and other ships, which form the backbone of the evacuation fleet. The RAF sends eight large patrols to give cover but most of the damage is done in the intervals between them. On the ground the Germans increase their efforts, breaking the defensive perimeter along the canals at Bergues and forcing retreats in other sectors as well. During the night the British authorities decide that the air attacks have made the evacuation too dangerous to continue by day.

In Norway... The British and French tell the Norwegians that they are about to begin their evacuation. They have delayed giving this information on the grounds of security but by doing so they have encouraged the Norwegians to openly resist the Germans, which can only be costly when the Allies leave.

TODAY IN MY LIFE
Blogging and seminar prep interspersed with family time. The big June 10 gig only needs refinement but I've two shorter scripts to prepare.

TODAY'S THOUGHT
Nothing like fear and suspicion to wreck a perfectly sound relationship.

TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Making great progress in thought management!

TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
The last time you were in a good place mentally, what were you thinking?

TODAY'S ONELINER
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of payments. : D

GARY'S 100 CLASSIC ALBUMS YOU MUST OWN No.47
FLEETWOOD MAC - Tango In The Night (1987)
An excellent late flourish of brilliance in the last proper "classic" lineup album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bEZSKpD7oM

TRIVIA
The word QUEUEING is the only word in the English language with five vowels in a row.

TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Each positive thought improves my life.



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