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January 22 . Issue #74

“I Have A Dream.”

Hello all and welcome to this weeks edition of my weekly journal, where I share with you 5 things that I found to be of interest and I hope you will enjoy it too.

1. MLK Day in the USA. I celebrate that day in every way. It was nice to hear a younger Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. deliver her speech on another special MLK day a few years ago.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, officially the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day. This is a federal holiday in the U.S.A marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. This year on Monday,  January 18th. King’s birthday is actually on January 15th. The earliest Monday for this holiday is January 15th and the latest is January 21st.

I found these 11 Children’s Books that honour the legacy of  Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on the civil rights movement.

2. Laurie Wright is an author, a consultant, a podcaster, a parent and a marketing advisor to other authors. I dropped her a line recently and checked out her online presence. Impressive!

I have joined Laurie’s newsletter and I share with you some of her free resources including these great podcasts; The Writer’s Way Podcast, that helps me while I work on my newsletter. Make sure to check out the blog on Anxiety – Resource for children, spot-on for these strange times.

3. My book promotion is still happening, free e-books, all genre; a big promotion. Check out the many different authors and books available, including book 1, in the Samba the Dog series, Samba on a Snowy Day.

4. What I’m watching this week, news of course. Our American cousins are having a big inauguration party and I have been enjoying the joy and hope.

I still like watching the older television series that I missed when I was working full time, one that gives me plenty of much-needed laughs, Monk with Tony Shalhoub.

5. My virtual karate program will be going ahead starting February 2nd, even though our province, Ontario is in a full-blown lockdown; planning for plenty of virtual fun.

I have dug out my agility ladder, cleared up my family room and put together an in-house dojo.

This morning, Thursday is my Japanese sword practice day, I start out with a suburito, a heavy, wooden practice sword about four feet or one and a half meters long. Once you practice with this heavy wooden sword your real sword feels lightweight.

After thirty minutes of suburito practice, I picked up my iaito, practice sword and start to go through the standing forms. I do each form three or four times.

On the seventh form, I hit the light fixture in our guest room, my temporary training room and the fixture broke, with part of it crashing on my head and the other part crashing into a million pieces on the floor.

I was uninjured, the light will need a new fixture. I am now banned from practising in the guest room.

There are no ceiling light fixtures in the family room, my new training room dojo.

Thank you for reading. If you think someone would enjoy the newsletter please share it with them. If you are looking for a fun children’s book check out one of my books. Samba on a Snowy Day or my new book, Samba in Brazil.

Stay safe, stay well, stay strong and keep going.

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