Saturday, August 22, 2020

‘Never lose a holy curiosity’


After I had surfed the internet to find out the number of entries for my previous post I decided, out of curiosity, to search for ‘Phonics Luqman Michel’.

There were more than 50 entries.

 I was pleasantly surprised to see my comments in blogs dating back to 2010.

I found the TN Foundational Skills Curriculum Supplement.


Unit 2 Teacher Guide

systematic phonics (as is done in the Tennessee Foundational Skills ... This blog, by Luqman Michel, a reading tutor in Malaysia, is almost exclusively focused ...


I saw images of my 2 books – ‘Shut down kids’ and ‘Wolves among Lions’.

Wolves among Lions is just a quickly written narrative of what happened in my former Lions Club where some of the members misappropriated funds meant for the needy.

This is the first time I am seeing my book, ‘Shut down kids’ being sold as an e-book on Walmart and other outlets.

There were articles in the newspapers written by me.

There were replies to my comments in blogs of other blog owners which I saw for the first time.

I was pleasantly surprised to see my book advertised in a Japanese website.

Imagine my pleasant surprise to see my name mentioned by a foreign writer (I believe she must be German) Margaret Meek in her book ‘Learning to read’.

Additional information:

In the book mentioned by TN ‘Equipped for Reading Success’ you will see in the acknowledgment the following – ‘A special thanks to Luqman Michel, a reading disabilities teacher in Malaysia, who caught many typographical errors that I had missed.’

For completeness please allow me to write what Dr. David Kilpatrick wrote on his book ‘Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and overcoming Reading Difficulties’ – ‘Luqman Michel, a reading tutor in Malaysia, read nearly the entire manuscript and contributed countless improvements’.  

"The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when contemplating the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of the mystery every day. The important thing is not to stop questioning; never lose a holy curiosity." (Einstein)






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