Friday, 9 December 2011

Felice Navidad

http://www.amazon.com/author/dlatkinson

http://completelynovel.com/books/i-have-to-get-it-right--2

15 pages free to view online- use your keyboard arrow keys to move up and down the pages.

Patrick A Steele is an accountant with training in a variety of physical skills who feels the need to right the wrongs in society!











Link to my second book newly released. Same rule as above!

Patrick A Steele is concerned about the influence of the USA on Great Britain! What will he do?









Jobs

Yesterday I wrote about the downside of working in a council school but there were some great examples of people striving for success in spite of their upbringing. I remember with fondness a young lad whose parents had died within a year of each other when he was 11 years old. No drugs or abuse of any kind was involved, no crime either. This lad was doing his best, living with his grandparents, to overcome the tremendous grief of losing both parents but also of growing up and trying to achieve in school. Not only that but he was doing well. Kids are tough and he was inspiring. How easy are our lives for the most part?
I also met an Asian family during that time from the South Asian Peninsula in Pakistan. The elder daughter Ruhi was exceptionally bright but because she entered the Halifax school system after the age of 11 she was placed in our school where all of the children had failed a selection exam at 11. She passed all 9 exams at 16 at the highest level and then went on to another high school to take a higher level but had to pass assessment exams again to see if she should be allowed to continue. Every aspect of her education was doubled up! She wanted to be a doctor. I have no idea whether she made it or not but I hope she did. One thing she never lost her optimism!

Other Stuff

 The press release to the Sunderland Echo is being published today and I know it has gone in because I have had a comment back from a friend already!

'The 51st State' is ready and available folks!

God Bless

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