Saturday, June 05, 2010


I'm a regular visitor and infrequent commenter at Common Dreams, and a few weeks ago was surprised to find one comment referencing astrology, in the midst of a seriously political thread. It came from one "Sioux Rose", a regular commenter there, politically well-informed and eloquent. I complimented her on her bravery in referencing astrology in such an environment - soon thereafter she had to deal with a skeptic attack. I've recently stumbled across one of Sioux Rose's astrological pieces and in case it hasn't been spotted before by astro-oriented readers, here's a link:
Do Astrological Portents Lend Credence to the Mayan Prophecy?

Tomorrow, 6 June, is the birthday of the wonderful actor Paul Giamatti. There's an archived post about him HERE. We watched him this week in a DVD movie, Cold Souls - a silly story about having one's soul removed, or replaced. Only Paul could make such a plot entertaining. Gotta love him!

I got me a used copy of British cartoonist Ronald Searle's slim volume "Searle's Zodiac". He's a national treasure in Britain. One of these days I'll get around to drafting a post on Mr. Searle - 'til then, a taste from the fly-leaf:

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And....tomorrow, 6 June, is of course the anniversary of D-Day when, in 1944, an armada of allied forces crossed the narrow strip of sea between England and Normandy, France, to break the Nazi grip on western Europe. I can't ever forget this, if it wasn't for the events of that day, I might not be here to record the anniversary.

I've oft wondered what the "D" means.

The term "D Day" indicates the beginning of an attack or other military operation when the specific date has yet to be selected or secrecy is required. "H Hour" is similarly used to designate the time of the attack.
The "D" and "H" are derived from the first letters of "day" and "hour." There is one D Day and H Hour for all units participating in an operation. Plus and minus signs are used to indicate the number of days or hours that precede or follow the specific operation.


anthonynorth said...

Plenty of interest there. D Day is always to be remembered.

Twilight said...

anthonynorth ~~ Indeed!