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June 4 . Issue # 94

“If you’re brave enough to do what you love, every day could be the best day of your life.”
― Hector Garcia Puigcerver

The featured image is courtesy of S. Hermann & F. Richter from pixabay.com.

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal where I share with you 5 points of interest, things that helped get me through the week.

1. This week I communed with Nature. My new place is in Feversham, Ontario and it backs onto a river; Beaver River.

I saw lots of nature there; fish jumping, a wide variety of birds, a family of ducks and a family of geese.

Most of my time was spent driving back and forth and moving furniture. A two-hour drive in a rental moving van. After three days of moving, I can finally say it’s a done deal.

I am looking forward to exploring the Grey Highlands and becoming one with my Feversham sanctuary.

2. My children’s book promo for Samba in Brazil continues for one more week. The holiday summer reading series includes 19 great Ebooks, get your Free Children’s Ebooks, the promotion ends on June 12th.

3. Talking about books, I am reading The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way by Hector Garcia, Francesc Miralle.

And, I’m listening to another book on Audible.Ca; The Steal Like an Artist Audio Trilogy; How to Be Creative, Show Your Work, and Keep Going by Austin Kleon.

I am a fan of Austin Kleon and I consider his work inspirational. “The immature artist imitates. Mature artist steal.” Austin Kleon

4. This week I had a little spare time to consult with illustrator Joshua Miller. We had a Zoom meeting, a great virtual meeting.

I asked Joshua to create twenty illustrations for my Scratchy the squirrel story. We kicked around ideas based on the chapter titles.

5. My listening pleasure this week; mostly Canadian. The music of bassist, composer, producer and bandleader Roberto Occhipinti. His musical projects can be found at Modica Music.

I am especially fond of his work with Hilario Duran, Luis Deniz, David Virelles and drummer extraordinaire, Dafnis Prieto.

My favourite albums; A Bend in the River, Stabilimento and Yamaya.

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.

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Children's Books Creativity Free E-Book Reading

May 28 . Issue #92

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvellous to be understood…
Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
‘Look!’ and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads.
– Mary Oliver –

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal. This week is all about reading. I provide you with a link to get some free children’s Ebooks.  The JUNO Awards announce the 2021 lineup, some great documentaries and more…

1. Promises kept, my promotion for my new children’s Ebook Samba in Brazil, now available, but only for a limited time. The promotion is part of a group of  19 children’s Ebooks. Free kids Ebooks for your Holiday Library.

2. When the stars align and the super moons come out to shine. Have you experienced any synchronicity? I have. During this week, while putting together my most recent book promotion, my writer’s group featured the same book, Samba in Brazil. Thank you WCYR.

3. The 50th Annual JUNO Awards, honouring Canadian musicians will be going forward on June 6th and will feature live performers.

This JUNOs jazz session, hosted by 2019 JUNO winner Laila Biali, features nine legendary musicians nominated in the three jazz categories at the 2021 JUNO Awards. From traditional to vocal, from group to Latin, the showcase has all the jazz stylings covered.

Featuring performances by Andrew Downing (Florian Hoefner Trio), Hilario DuránJunior SantosKirk MacDonaldLarnell LewisLaila BialiMatt DuskPat LaBarberaSammy Jackson.

Stream the event for free at cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem or CBC Music’s FacebookYouTube and Twitter pages on Wednesday, June 2 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

4. For my literary joy this week I have started reading, The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way Written by: Héctor García and Francesc Miralles.

Every moment in our life happens only once, and if we let it slip away, we lose it forever, this is an idea captured by the Japanese phrase ichigo ichie.

This saying is attributed to a sixteenth-century master of the Japanese tea ceremony, or ‘ceremony of attention’, whose intricate rituals allow one to focus on the present moment.

5. My viewing pleasure this week has been all about documentaries. The ones that jumped out at me; Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir.

An intimate portrait of the awesome author Amy Tan, about her life and her career. Did you know that she is the lead singer of the Rock Bottom Remainders? A rock group that includes Stephen King and Scott Turow.

Another interesting documentary, Little Miss Sumo.

Women in Sumo! I had no idea that women did Sumo wrestling. British documentary filmmaker Matt Kay produced Little Miss Sumo, because he wanted to challenge gender inequality in the world of Japan’s national sport of sumo wrestling.

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.

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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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