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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.

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

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December 24 . Issue #123

Happy holidays to one and all, “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” Hamilton Wright Mabie (12/13/1846 – 12/31/1916).

Hello all and welcome to my penultimate weekly journal for 2021. Does that not sound impressive? Penultimate came into English in the 17th century from the Latin word paenultimus, a combination of paene, meaning “almost,” and Ultimus, meaninglast”. So if something’s penultimate, it’s “almost last” and more specifically, it’s next to last.

1. My featured photo is of the 2021 Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, NYC. This may be the most impressive decorated tree in the world. This week was spent exploring the world looking for the most awesome Christmas tree. The Best Christmas Tree Displays in the World.

2. My eye candy this week included some fun episodes of Japanese shows appearing on Netflix: ‘Midnight Diner‘ and ‘Samurai Gourmet‘. Adventure, fun and food in Japan.

3. Music this week; a fantastic documentary about Nnenna Freelon and the making of her new record Time Traveler.

I also enjoyed spending time listening to WBGO online, especially the ‘Blues Break’ show every weekday from 2 -4 pm.

4.  Alice Munro is one of my favorite authors. Her books, short stories and prose are incredibly deep and profound. This week I have spent time with a book I found in my local used book store, ‘Read it Again‘ in Collingwood, On., ‘The Love of a Good Women’ winner of the Nobel prize in literature. And another book that’s all about laughs ‘Carry on Jeeves’, PG Wodehouse.

I completed an interview with awesome gang books this week. They ask some author type questions and I offer up some of my best authorly answers. Check out my interview as well as some of the other authors in this week’s interviews. If you’re looking for some great books I highly recommended the site.

5. I spent time learning a new program, well, new for me. InDesign, an amazing program for designing your book. And now the illustrator Joshua Miller is working on adding the illustrations to the book. Soon we will be able to share with you our new project, ‘Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time For Friends‘.

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. 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.

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

Copyright © 2021 Paul Yanuziello, All rights reserved.

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July 16 . Issue #100

The Flowers

All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse,
Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.”  by Robert Louis Stevenson

1. One hundred “100” is an important number for an author. At least for me, it”s a number that represents perseverance, loyalty and discipline. Issue number 100 in my weekly journal and it coincides with my new book Samba em um Dia de Neve getting into the top 100 Children’s Books.

“The numerology number 100 represents energy that’s self-determined, independent, and has infinite potential. The number 0 brings openness, wholeness, comprehensiveness, and infinity to the number 100.” From – Affinity Numerology

I am hopeful that a Portuguese/Brazilian version of Samba in Brazil will be published within the next month. Stay tuned for more information.

2. I am reading a wonderful book by Karen P. Inglis, How To Self-Publish & Market a Children’s BookThe book has proven to be a fantastic resource for me and I keep coming back to it for more tips on self-publishing.

Utilizing one of the tips from the book, this week I sent off my first book Samba on a Snowy Day to a UK book awards organization. They accepted my entry, mentioning that the book looked to be lots of fun for children. Now we wait and see.

The finalists for the awards are notified 1st of March 2022.

3. My audible journey this week has included a diverse group of artists. From, Bill Evans to Joe Lovano and the Herbie Hancock, Imagine Project, that project includes an incredible array of masterful musicians from the pop, world and r&b genres.

Listening to Bill Evans provides immeasurable joy for me, the drumming of Paul Motian and the masterful bass playing of Scott LaFaro; displayed to perfection on Sunday at the Village Vanguard.

4. I am taking in the beauty of the Grey Highlands, delighting in the flora and fauna surrounding me. This week I am hiking the Pretty River Valley Provincial Park.

5. Ontario will be moving to Step 3 of the re-opening plan. Opening up on Friday, July 16th just in time for my newsletter. I am cautiously optimistic, the keyword being caution.

I think that I will continue with my park training for the next little while and patio dining, weather permitting.

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.

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

Copyright © 2021 Paul Yanuziello, All rights reserved.

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