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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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November 20 . Issue #65

My eye candy, my ear candy, Santa Clause Parade (virtually) and more…

Welcome to my Weekly Journal

This week 5 things that interested me and I thought might interest you.

1. I Am Women,  the Helen Reddy story, a 2019 movie that I watched this week and found enjoyable.

Another movie that came highly recommended: The Life Ahead, Sophia Loren, performing at her best and starring in a movie that is a family affair. The film is directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti.

The soundtrack from the film is composed by Academy Award winner Gabriel Yared. WM Italy has released the film’s original song Io sì (Seen), written by Diane Warren and performed by Laura Pausini. A wonderful vocalist I had the pleasure of seeing in concert in 2016.

2. “KUNÉ – Canada’s Global Orchestra and Moskitto Bar
Originally broadcast on November 14, 2020 at Koerner Hall in Toronto” as close as you can get to a live performance. I love these multi-cultural bands.

I covered Kune in the old days when concert attendance was a thing. My review of the performance can be located at the webzine, World Music Report.

3. The frozen tundra of Canada is biting, not sure when or if the park training will happen again. Now, I scramble to find a suitable place to practice martial arts in a COVID safe space.

This time of year always brings with it the Santa Claus Parade, since 1905 a yearly tradition. This year, a little different. A virtual parade, you can watch online.

Ontario has introduced a colour-coded COVID code. My home is located in the “Red Zone” and that means trouble. We are one step away from a fullscale lockdown. Yikes!

Holiday lighting glows all around my neighbourhood. Seems too early to me. I always thought the 26th of November the perfect time to string some, colored or white lights on my evergreens.

4. My  Kindle Creative children’s writing workshop continues with session number 5 of 6 sessions. this weeks session all about “Theme”. I will be reading a story I have created during our sessions.

I am also scheduled to present a storytelling workshop at a local library.

5. Children’s Books Holiday Sale: Get my e-book for a limited time at a fantastic price. There are some great deals here from award-winning children’s authors.

Thanks for reading, if you think someone you know would like my newsletter please share it with them. If you’re looking for a great children’s book, check out my book, Samba on a Snowy Day. Soon to be available in Chapters – Indigo stores in Markham, Richmond Hill and Newmarket.

Please consider a contribution to our next book project; scheduled for February of 2021. You can contribute by buying me a coffee, just swing by Ko-fi.com.  You know I appreciate my coffee and in these crazy times every coffee really helps out.

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