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August 6 . Issue #103

… circles of trust … are a rare form of community –
one that supports rather than supplants the individual quest for integrity – that is rooted in two basic beliefs.
First, we all have an inner teacher whose guidance is more reliable than anything we can get from a doctrine, ideology, collective belief system, institution, or leader.
Second, we all need other people to invite, amplify, and help us discern the inner teacher’s voice.
– Parker Palmer –

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal where I share with you 5 points of interest. This week I continue with last weeks theme on custom motorbikes, documentaries, music and more…

1. The above featured photo, another amazing custom bike made me think about synchronicity. I pulled into a gas station just ahead of this bike. I had never seen this one before and I had just finished last weeks newsletter featuring a head turning custom bike.

I asked the owner if I could take a photo and possibly feature his bike on my newsletter, he said for sure, go for it. We exchanged pleasantries. The owners name; Kawonga, we spoke about his awesome bike for a little while and then parted ways.

2. This weeks documentary; Gaza by Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell. A look behind the scenes at life in Gaza.

The Gaza Strip, or Gaza, is a self-governing Palestinian territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Egypt on the southwest and Israel on the east and north along a 32 mile border.

3. My viewing pleasure during a break this week included a fantastic glimpse into life on Okinawa;

Alive and kicking at 100 – The secrets of the Japanese

Okinawa is an island to the southwest of Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan. A place that I remember with fondness I wrote about it shortly after my visit in 2002,   Japan: Ancient Traditions… part 1.

4. My ear candy this week featured the chromatic harmonica with some of the best harmonica players;Toots Thielemans, Antonio Serrano, Gregoire Maret and Hendrik Meurkens.

5. I managed to escape the city this week and to get up north for some exploring, hiking and boating. I also found time to discover a great Greek restaurant the Fig & Feta in Collingwood, Ontario.

The best service around, great beverages, fantastic food, family-friendly and a wonderful ambience. Highly recommended. 5 stars!

Thank you for reading. If you think someone you know would enjoy my newsletter please share it with them. If you are looking for a great children’s book check out my new book, Samba in Brazil;  Paperback version, on sale for a limited time.

Or one of my other books, Samba on a Snowy Day or the Brazilian/ Portuguese version Samba em um Dia de Neve.

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