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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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February 26 . Issue #79

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”

Salvador Dali (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989)

Hello all and welcome; in this weeks newsletter, surrealists, antiques, karate and more …

1. Dali is one of my favourite surrealist artists and one of his most popular paintings is his rendition of the last supper. This article from artnet.com reveals some interesting details on his design technique.

For more Dali, you can visit The Dali Theatre-Museum, take a virtual tour. I found it fascinating.

M.C. Escher is another favourite surrealist artist of mine. The featured painting or in this case print hangs in my recreation room, home-dojo. A gift from a close friend.

 

2. I taught karate all this week, 4 different children’s classes and about 3 hours each day. Great fun, good exercise and a chance to do something different for a change.

 

How martial arts, especially karate, can improve your child’s life according to this report in Psychology Today Magazine.

Wednesday, February 24th is Pink Shirt Day and I did my part to help with anti-bullying during my karate class. The dojo-kun is a good start.

3. Press releases, advertising campaigns, virtual book tours, book readings and promoting my new books. Books, yes I have two new books that I released this month. Samba in Brazil and a translated version of Samba on a Snowy Day entitled Samba em um Dia de Neve.

4. Have you noticed antiques are not what they once were. It used to be solid wood, old furniture, could hold its original value.

My partner Nina and I have put our dining room suite up for sale. Some folks are giving them away. The age of downsizing.

We have relocated temporarily to Toronto. Now we are walking the beltline and it is a new extraordinary experience.

 

5. My reading this week a couple of children’s book. Great fun! More Harry Potter and something new. Milo and Cat, Right Before Sleep by Miro Tartan.

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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