Hi there readers and fellow authors. I am Willie Tee and I send out newsletters from time to time to keep you informed of the progress I am making in the promotion of my book, The Winds of Destiny, 2nd Edition. I will mention in my newsletter book festivals, speaking engagements and book signings that I attended or will attend in the future. I also inform readers of other fellow authors that I have met and the titles of their books. Importantly, I want to encourage others to become authors, a dream come true, and to provide them guidance on how to become skillful authors.
Newsletter Dated: 4/2/2009 7:24:13 PM
Subject: Selecting the Best Routes for Success - China's Saga
I have thanked my wife, Ruth, many times for giving me a GPS (travel directions finder) for Christmas. I drive about 180 miles round trip each day to work at a middle and high school. I am employed as a teacher. I had shopped around for a GPS at bargain prices for a couple of years but decided not to purchase one. I reasoned that I could print free driving directions from internet driving direction sites like Map Quest or Google Maps. I also argued with myself that I knew
already from memory how to drive to locations of interest around Virginia.
After, I received the GPS as a Christmas present, I used it and discovered several additional routes that I can use to travel to work. In fact, I discovered a few routes that were shorter and safer than the route I have driven the last eighteen months to work. On a few occasions I was stuck in severe traffic jams on the route that I had used for eighteen months up to 2.5 hours of delay time. The other issue is that if I had a GPS, when I was delayed during the past by traffic jam, I could have programmed the GPS to detour me to an alternative route. I would have not suffered any delays getting to work.
The points that I am making about using a GPS are also relative to the paths that we select and travel down during our lives. Often we are stalled (traffic jam) in regards to the decisions that we make, because we use the same old logic (route) that we always use. Even when other knowledgeable people have given us sound advice on how to change our routes or logic for gain, we stubbornly stick to what we know (the old routes), which slow our success and progress. No doubt, some of use are travelling down dangerous roads along the paths of life and changes are needed now.
In closing, my GPS or present was inexpensive, but the data and knowledge that it possesses is a gold mine for an author and educator who is constantly on the go. Oops, I forgot to put gas in my car and I need to get gas now. With the flick of my finger, my GPS displays the gas stations that are near me. I punch in the destination for the nearest gas station and a feminine voice from the GPS states, "Drive .5 miles.... take ramp right......take ramp right...drive .2 miles to destination on right...."
I am impressed by the job that President Obama has been doing. In my opinion, this country has acquired the GPS (leadership and direction) that it has been lacking for sometime. Like my GPS, President Obama is stating, "Use available resources and the best plans to end this economic nightmare...turn right....drive straight ahead..collide with common sense.."
The following are the results of my past predictions:
I opinioned in my newletter (Newsletter Dated: 6/12/2008 6:00:05 PM) the following:
"Well it could be that like watching a dog chasing its tail, that China with its vast thirst for oil (drove up the cost of gas worldwide by over demands) will severely demolish the extra pocket money that American consumers normally use to purchase China's manufactured goods. It is a simple equation - - - High cost of gas - - - Results in people worldwide not having money to purchase anything except for gasoline and some food - - - No money left to purchase US or Chinse goods.
Perhaps in the end, China will catch and bite its own tail. I hope that the Chinese do not restrict me from travelling there after writing this newsletter, but many people do not have air fare to China. Too broke in the pocket from refueling our vehicles at high prices.
This is what happened recently concerning China:
Excerpts from CNN article.
Road to riches ends for 20 million Chinese poor...
JING SHI, China (CNN) - - Tang Hui and his family prospered as migrant workers during China's economic boom, earning $10,000 a year: enough to build a house, send a cousin to school and pay for his grandmother's medical bills.
In the past months, about 70,000 factories nationwide have closed. Beijing official Chen Xiwen estimates about 20 million migrant workers have lost jobs. Tens of thousands of villages in the countryside depend on migrant workers' income.
Tang Hui lost his manufacturing job in October just days after getting married.
1 of 2 more photos » But those good days are over. The family's cash earnings have evaporated, snatched away by a manufacturing crash cascading across China caused by falling global demand for its goods.
The nine people in the Tang family are facing an income of zero; their best hope to survive is to
grow rice and raise pigs at home in the Sichuan Mountains.