“Instructions for Living a Life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” – Mary Oliver
Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal. This week I find a chance to get back to some park training with friends, tour a new rural area and more …
1. The perfect writer’s mantra. Last week I found myself really paying attention. I was completely astonished and now I find myself telling you about it.
Writing sanctuary’s. Do you think such a thing exists? I am in search of the perfect writing sanctuary. I went to visit this potential site; three hours northeast of Toronto on a six-acre wood lot overlooking a beautiful lake.
Friday I am going in the other direction, about 3 hours northwest of Toronto on a small lake and with less property. It’s all about the energy for me.
2. Celebrating with David Suzuki on March 24th, Happy Birthday David, and may you be blessed with many more.
The virtual birthday bash took place on Wednesday and I was invited to attend the surprise birthday party the following day. Great fun.
3. I have children’s writing workshops coming up in April. The Markham Public Library will be hosting the event. This is a Zoom virtual event that you can register your children to attend and explore creativity with me.
4. My listening pleasure this week, all about the award-winning cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his rendition of Leonard Cohens’, “Hallelujah” joined in this performance by Didier Osindero, Alinka Rowe and Yong Jun Lee.
And Sheku with his family performing Redemption Song. What an amazingly talented family, Isata (piano), Jeneba (violin), Braimah (violin), Konya (violin), Aminata (violin), Sheku (cello), Mariatu (piano).
5. This week my nighttime reading are the inspirational words of Thich Nhat Hanh from his classic Present Moment Wonderful Moment.
When I have a chance in the morning I am reading Bakemono Yashiki, The Haunted House.
My friends at Old Mate Media have a new release for the children, something to keep them happy and occupied during the upcoming Easter holiday. Ultimate At-Home Activities for Kids. The first eight pages of this great book of activities are free.
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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