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January 7 . Issue #125

“Only do what is easy, and life gets hard. Do what is hard, and life gets easy.”  Les Brown

Hello all and a happy, hopeful New Year 2022 to everyone. As my gift for the New Year, I am sharing my Ebook, Samba in Brazil and a whole group of fantastic children’s authors are doing the same. Take advantage of this free reading extravaganza it’s only available for a limited time so don’t delay.

1. My book Samba in Brazil is part of a fantastic promotion that is starting on the 10th; “Great Kids Books” is where you can go to download your free Ebook.

2. I enjoy listening to ‘Radio Deluxe‘ the John and Jessica radio show that broadcasts every Sunday morning on Jazz.Fm. This last week John mentioned that he’s the only jazz guitarist who was a featured chef on the Jacques Pépin Foundation’s, Cook with Jacques and Friends.

If you are not aware Jacques Pépin is a French-born, American chef, author, culinary educator, television personality, and artist. I first became aware of Jacques when he co-hosted a cooking show with Julia Child.

I only became aware of his artistic mastery quite recently. The Art of Jacques Pépin, have a look at his art and listen to the interview where he shares his inspiration and his amazing menus.

3. This week I am reading two books, one that I discovered recently, Total Stick Fighting Shintaido Bojutsu by Hiroyuki Aoki is my daytime read and another one that was a gift, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, is my nighttime read, check the link to her wonderful TED Talk, Your Elusive Creative Genius.

I watched the movie Eat, Pray, Love and really liked it, I find that books are usually much more detailed than the movies they have spawned. I’m looking forward to getting wrapped up in the book.

4. My listening pleasure this week is all about R&B artists, some new talent. Well, new for me, names like Jerome Thomas, Kaleem Taylor, Teyana Taylor with help from Elton John, Nyah Grace, Tanerélle, Victoria Monétand Celeste, reminiscent of Amy Winehouse.

5. A friend of mine is a safety inspector involved with the nuclear industry and we always discussed the horrendous disaster that occurred at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, Japan. He shared with me a link for a documentary: ‘Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown‘, which is featured on a cool site, ‘Documentary Heaven‘.

Thank you for reading, if you think someone you know would like to read 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. And the Portuguese version, Samba no Brasil, now available as a set.

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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October 15 . Issue #113

Hello all, welcome to my weekly journal. This week I am thrilled to announce the release of my new book Samba no Brasil. Thank you to all the folks who helped to make this translated version of Samba in Brazil available.

1.  My new book Samba no Brasil has been published as an e-book to many of the popular sites such as Apple, Kobo and Google among others and as a paperback book to Amazon.com.

The featured photo is of our new front and back cover by illustrator Joshua Miller. Fantastic job Joshua. The book has been translated from English to Brazilian/Portuguese.

2. This week I discovered some creatives in the nearby town of Flesherton. The art gallery; “Arts on Ten” and the adjoining Cuckoo Valley Garden were eye-catching attractions. Now, I only walked around the building and took some photo’s of the art that adorned the fence and the back wall and garage door.

Visiting the actual art gallery during their operating hours will be on next weeks schedule now that I know their hours.

3. I am a member of Hot Docs at home a new series has just come out featuring documentaries about Japan. I watched:

“Ama-San” A deep dive into the ancient tradition of freediving for pearls, urchins and abelone with the “sea women” of Japan’s Shima Peninsula.

I loved the simplicity and the beauty of this film – the ease at which these brave women go into the ocean, all in the course of earning a living.

I have booked my tickets for the other featured Japanese documentaries, next in the series, “Book-Paper-Scissors“.  The story of Nobuyoshi Kikuchi, a 75-year old man who devoted his life to designing over 15,000 books, all by hand.

4. My ear candy this week has been the sublime chromatic harmonica playing of Filipe Jers. I only became aware of Filipe recently through my harmonica teacher, the great Jason Ricci. Have a listen to Filipe Jers with guitarist Emil Ernebro playing at a recent Blues Festival.

And Jason Ricci has a new album out be sure to check that out if you want to hear some fantastic Diatonic harmonica playing. City- Country – City with  Joe Krown and Jason Ricci.

5. This week in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving. My family and I enjoyed a great family gathering, giving thanks for our blessings, our good fortune and for just being together.

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 no Brasil the Brazilian/ Portuguese version of Samba in Brazil;  The paperback books are 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.

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

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September 10 . Issue #108

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” A. Einstein

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal. A place for me to share with you 5 points of interest, things that I found of interest during the week. Hopefully, you find something of interest too.

1. I have a new book promotion starting on September 11th and I promised to share the promotion and my e-book Samba em um Dia de Neve. This promotion features a collection of some amazing children’s books.

My book, Samba em um Dia de Neve in Brazilian Portuguese will be free for a limited time as part of the promotion. If you are looking for an exciting read in your child’s mother tongue this is the book for you and your child.

2. I started reading a couple of great books, The Natural Way To Draw by Kimon Nicolaides. This one is going to take me a long time to finish, it’s a book that teaches you how to put on paper what you see. Hand-eye coordination; is that part of what artist’s do?

The second book, A Bullet In The Ballet by Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon; first published in 1937. I have been reading this one strictly for pleasure, a satire on the world of ballet. A humorous story and one that I find inspirational.

Speaking of inspiration, this week I got to hike around beautiful Lake Eugenia, which is where my featured photograph was taken.

3. Last week was all about the great male crooners and this week I wanted to give credit to the great female singers. I listened to many of these singers this week. One of my favourite vocalists’, Sarah Vaughan, Sassy, The Devine One.

And singers influenced by some of these past legends of the song, Cécile McLorin Salvant is another of my favourites. I saw her live in 2019 at the Toronto Jazz Festival, a fantastic performance.

4. This week I got out to a dojo, a training hall. I practised and trained with one of my private students. There is a big difference between training in the park and training in a facility that is designed for training.

I got to kick a heavy bag with full power, play boxer on the speed bag and immerse myself in the vibe of years of martial arts training.

My gratitude goes out to dino sensei and Black Tiger Karate and Martial Arts Dojo.

5. My new book, Scratchy Squirrel – A Time For Friends, is coming together nicely. I have my I’s dotted and my T’s crossed, in other words, my editor is on board with my manuscript on hand and my book designer is fully committed.

I have included a sample chapter for you or your children to read, Chapter 8 – Bumblebee Food.

The project is now scheduled for completion by mid-October and will be ready for release in November.

Send me a message if you would like to receive an Advanced Reader Copy. (info@paulyanuziello.com)

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; 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.

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

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