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Art Children's Books Reading

May 21 . Issue #91

“Sometimes the right person tells the right story at the right moment, and through a combination of luck and design, a creative expression gains new force.”
― Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal. A place where I share 5 points of interest. Some small things that help get me through the week. Sometimes I share freebies, like new books and stories with you and at other times it’s just food for thought.

1. Google has put together a list of 2500 plus museums for you to browse through; pick one or tour them all. Something for everyone here. Museum Hopping anyone?

My travels this week, day trips to the north country. I ended up in Collingwood an old shipbuilding town with a modernized harbour. Condos and everything.

The featured photo “Merv the Welder” is in honour of the shipbuilders of Collingwood.

2. My review of children’s books continues; this one is all about Yoga, Art and being mindful. Little Mouse Adventure’s, Yoga at the Museum by Teresa Anne Power.

3. My eye candy this week, the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton. Outstanding!

The reasons I like it: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odum Jr., Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry; those are just a few of the reasons.

Leslie Odum Jr. – Speak Now.

4. My reading this week has been all about staying in the present moment. Reading something that was written many centuries ago, Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu, translated by Stephen Mitchell.

For those interested in what Lao-tzu may have been thinking; the Tao explained.

On a lighter note, I am enjoying the fun story about two rabbits entitled The Green Ember by S.D. Smith. This novel is aimed at middle grades and for me, it’s a reference. A truly enjoyable education.

I hope to one day release a middle-grade novel featuring animals in the starring roles, the protagonist is a rough and tumble black bear.

5. Stay tuned for a great promotion launching next week. My book Samba in Brazil is part of a summer reading series starting next week. More details to follow.

Good news to report and a big thank you to everyone who helped to make it happen. Samba in Brazil has made it to the Amazon Top 100 in Children’s Books on Moving.

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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Art Earth Week Reading

April 23 . Issue #87

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal. Happy Earth Day. The featured photo, a crab apple tree, in full bloom. And today it’s snowing as I write this and all the blooms are blowing away.

1. My children’s creative writing workshop at Markham Public Library is fully booked. I am looking forward to reading a story based on “Japanese Fairy Tales” and a portion of my new book Samba in Brazil.

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Restore The Earth” and for my creative writing workshop too.

I have signed on to host a virtual children’s karate program for one of the community centres I work with. That’s another thing I am eager to get started on. That will be starting May 4th and running to June 7th, every Tuesday from 4 – 5 P:M.

2. My routine of Morning Pages, writing 3 pages of text, a stream of consciousness continues. I do believe it is unlocking something, creativity or better penmanship, whatever it is the writing is flowing smoothly.

I have started reading Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.

This week I was inspired by a talk Tolle gave last year; ‘Become Awake Now‘ and I just happened upon his book while browsing my daughter’s library.

3. The music that inspired me this week, bluesman Sean Costello, a fantastic musician, a shooting star that burnt out way too soon.

I found myself listening to some New Orleans jazz, inspired by a show I enjoyed immensely, Treme. Musicians who appeared on the show: Dr John, Lou Donaldson, Terrance Blanchard and many others.

4. What I am watching this week is a cool mini-series with, Francis McDormand: Olive Kitteridge, winner of a few awards back in 2014.

5. I happened to get out into the country this week. What a totally different vibe. A much more relaxed and easy-going pace. And the creatives, the wood carving below was on a patio.

Nina and I followed the signs for honey, we needed honey and what better place than a manufacturer in the north country.

We ended up at a farmhouse, a box on the porch indicated; Osprey Bluffs Honey. Inside the box – two sizes of Honey, a small bottle and a large bottle. The price was indicated on each and there was a cash box. We took a bottle of Honey and deposited the cash.

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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Art Nature Reading

March 5 . Issue #80

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
– anonymous 

Hello and welcome to another week of my weekly journal.

1. Signed, Sealed, Delivered; do you remember that Stevie Wonder tune? That’s the first thing I thought of after our house sold this week after only ‘9’ days on the market.

Now to look for a new place to live. New Beginnings, new adventures, let the fun begin. As Don Pullen plays on the album New Beginnings joined by a couple of my favourite musicians; Tony Williams and Gary Peacock.

This weeks ear candy included the music of Stevie Wonder.

And the birthday of Maestro; Fredric Chopin at least in his mind and that means I celebrate the life of this master on March 1st.

2. The featured photo is a view from the York Beltline Nature Trail, art in the city, an escape to follow nature.

It’s official, I became a Butterfly Ranger this week and completed my online training. Now on to recruit others to join the campaign to save pollinators.

3. What I’m watching this week, Fallet, Broadchurch and Shetland.

4. What I’m reading; my friends manuscript, an adventure novel full of intrigue, suspense and gratuitous violence. I’m loving it and acting somewhat like a Beta Reader.

5. My virtual book tour continues for my new release; Samba in Brazil. A few libraries are scheduled for April and May and I am looking forward to some book readings this month too. I have now scheduled four of them at the school that I taught virtual karate at all last week.

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, Samba em um Dia de Neve or my new book, Samba in Brazil.

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

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