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Books
· Leaving It Behind

· Hidden Money


Short Stories
· My Street in Hanoi

· White Water Rafting on the Zambesi River

· Money Laundering is a Contest of Nerves for the Professionals

· Canoe Safari down the Zambesi River

· Sorting out the Sinks in the Money Laundering Game

· The Charge of the Deadly Cape Buffalo

· Transitional Countries-Financial Crisis Looms

· Money Laundering

· Survival-Life in Cambodia


News
· New Book Launch centered on bank corruption and money laundering

· In the Skies of Uzbekistan - December 2001

· Tashkent Uzbekistan News - 30 October 2001

· News from Tashkent Uzbekistan - October 2001

· Author's introduction to Leaving it Behind by John W. McCoy

· Author's Background to Leaving it Behind as described by Ruth Downing

· About the Author - Leaving it Behind

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News from Tashkent Uzbekistan (Central Asia)

9/30/2001 11:00:00 AM

by John W McCoy


This is an excerpt of a 30 September 2001 message from author John W. McCoy to his adult children in Australia to keep them informed on his new life in Uzbekistan. He recently arrived in Tashkent to take up an assignment with the financial sector reform programs sponsored by World Bank.
News from Tashkent Uzbekistan (Central Asia)

This is an excerpt of a 30 September 2001 message from author John W. McCoy to his adult children in Australia to keep them informed on his new life in Uzbekistan. He recently arrived in Tashkent to take up an assignment with the financial sector reform programs sponsored by World Bank. The observations are the author's only. John W. McCoy recently published two novels (works of fiction) through American Book Publishing Group - Hidden Money and Leaving it Behind. Both novels have had popular acclaim from those readers who have read them.

Hi Guys,

Nothing changes if nothing changes. I am still trying to work within the Australia publishing industry to see if we (Leonie and I) can make some headway there. We were successful in the USA market with two books each being published recently. It's difficult. You have seen some of my approaches. Fortunately, the chairman of one of the big publishers in Australia is receptive but even in that position, his hands are tied by others. At least, he is on our side and we are keeping the dialogue open, and changes will take time.
We have a three-day weekend here and I am busy not only with bank work at home but sending out press releases and book review request to keep this little book-publishing venture going.
Stephane, my son in New Caledonia: It looks like you have your hands full with the Canadians and the suit boys (visiting firemen) who are rarely in the field and who lose a touch of reality in puffing smoke where it doesn't belong. I understand where you are coming from and you must believe in your side of the program. Things will change when they are meant to change. I fought that battle through most of my careers - and life. It comes down to a matter of accepting things - and life - as they are at any given moment. Then voila things start to take place in its own proper time. There is someone or something up there that watches out for us if we believe in ourselves. That comment has nothing to do with religion but its routes come down to spirituality and having a belief in ourselves. Hope, faith and trust is what it is all about and change starts taking place.
Things are well here and I am having some of the same dramas here not only from the government and bank people but also from the blasted yanks that strut around in their halo puffing smoke up their butts. I stay relaxed and smile at the comedy of it all - I've seen it before and more times than I want to admit. I can't change people. I can only change myself and only when I recognize my defects.
Dilya who works with me and is a splendid support keeps me posted on the grapevine reports from her language. It's marvelous to have that backup. The street language is where the world or life starts. The chaps under their halos lose focus on what is really happening down below or just around the corner. Keep life simple and life becomes much easier by accepting the things the way they are. Change comes in its own good time.
Read my earlier note to the chairman of the Australian publishing company. It says more than I can really put on paper as e-mail in and out of this place are censored. Accepted and a fact of life. So we move along in a philosophical mode and get things done - simply.
Next week, Dilya and I take off for Andijan for three days working for one of the banks. But a final decision for that flight will be made on the afternoon.
Fergano Valley is having its own challenges at the moment with the Muslim chappies and the Uzbek troopers are out in force and if it turns naughty, the wooden paddles will come out with a loud thump. We will be safe; there is no question about that. The way we operate is low profile and part of the crowd. Not like the Halo puffers who need to be seen and heard. They try to force change and not realizing that they can't change anything - only influence change silently - two feet forward and one foot backwards and progress is made albeit slowly. No different than when we first went to Australia (and New Zealand for me) in the mid 70s. I had the false understanding, and belief, that I could change anything that confronted me - but the price was paid much later. So you can see that I do understand the Halo puffers as I was one of them along time ago and that journey is full of danger and very tiring.
I hope everyone is well and I certainly miss everyone. I miss my children and my lovely grand daughter who will be a little smiling terror the next time I see her. I promise not to wear my glasses the next time. And I miss my Leonie and plans are being made for me to get out of this racket and to live a life of ease - to write - to travel and to be with the families that we both miss and need to see from time-to-time. Sundays are not a good day for me to write sitting On Your Own in an apartment in boring downtown Tashkent. But I have many things to keep me occupied on the keyboard.
Take care of yourselves and remember that I love you deeply - all of you. Alexis: make a copy of this small message for Megan and don't just give her a verbalized summary. She is also an important part of my life - our lives.
Stephane: Good luck. You are on the right track. Sophie: Good luck for your University finals and also your personal life as you move away from the roost. Eric and Jen: Take care of yourselves and most importantly Emily. And Leonie: Have a safe journey out of not so tropical Wellington and I will speak with you next Saturday - after Andijan. And for all you guys: Good luck on your mother's birthday party. Make it a happy and enjoyable one. She deserves this gift from each of you.
This was only supposed to be a short note - voila - verbal misplacements.

I love all of you very much as always.
Chao Chao
Dad / John
jwmccoy.bcc.com.uz
www.bookworm.au.com

And Life goes on each day when a surprise always around the corner.


More News by John W McCoy

· New Book Launch centered on bank corruption and money laundering - 2/6/2005 10:21:00 PM
· In the Skies of Uzbekistan - December 2001 - 1/25/2002 10:09:00 PM
· Tashkent Uzbekistan News - 30 October 2001 - 11/6/2001 10:56:00 PM
· News from Tashkent Uzbekistan - October 2001 - 11/6/2001 10:50:00 PM
· Author's introduction to Leaving it Behind by John W. McCoy - 9/30/2001 1:40:00 PM
· Author's Background to Leaving it Behind as described by Ruth Downing - 9/30/2001 1:37:00 PM
· About the Author - Leaving it Behind - 9/30/2001 1:35:00 PM
· Author's news update - 9/30/2001 1:20:00 PM

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