An education

Today I’ve moved the plot into the final years of the sixty, in the provisional book title, ‘Sixty Years’, starting at the year 2000. We learn that the Year 2000 computer bug was no big deal; Luke gives a lesson at the Further Education college; Mark lectures his partner, Norman, about interviewing applicants; Sandra teaches Norman a lesson about fidelity, and lectures Paul about time management. In the circumstances I felt justified about featuring a photograph of a further education college.

The image is of the St Helens Further Education college’s front entrance. I took this shot about a week ago, in readiness for use today. I used my Pentax K-1 with a 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens at 27 mm and f/11. The ISO was 100 and the shutter speed 1/25 seconds. No filters were used but I did use a tripod.

The big deals of the lessons I mention above, are when Norman and his partner fail to consult each other before interviewing someone for a job; when Norman chooses someone for their sexiness instead of their job competence – and then compounds the problem by taking his appointee out to lunches in very public places. Sandra learns about it and delivers a lecture about acting one’s age.

What will he have to say when he learns that she’s thinking of leaving him once their son has graduated – or that she’s started meeting Luke again.

Another 1500 words or so.

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