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May 27 . Issue #141

‘At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless, Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is.’

T.S. Eliot, from ‘Burnt Norton’

Hello all and a warm welcome to my monthly journal by PaulYanuziello. My month has been good and I would like to share with you all some significant updates. I’m still only going to share 5 points of interest, things that I think you may find helpful or interesting.

1.  My new children’s e-book Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time for Friends is part of a group promotion, Fun Adventure Books for Kids, for a limited time get it free.

Stock up for the summer, and get some fun kids’ books.

You will be asked to sign up for my newsletter again, that’s just the way it is, don’t feel you have to unsubscribe and then re-subscribe, that’s not required.

2. This is the season of artisan markets, farmer’s markets and book fairs and I have joined a couple of them, the 1st one is happening close to me, at the New Earth Village Artisan Market.

I am excited to meet and greet everyone, sell some books, read my new book to the children and just be at one with nature.

3. I have reviewed some children’s books and these are some of my reviews and the authors that I follow: There are some amazing ones out there.

4. 2022 Hot Docs Film Festival, well, it came and it went, these were the films I watched: Rewind and Play (Winner – Best Mid-Length Documentary Award) a fascinating glimpse into the man and the music of T.S Monk.

Nothing Compares follows the career of singer Sinéad O’Connor.

We Feed People, is about the work of award-winning Spanish chef José Andrés. He’s also the founder of the nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen.

The Thief Collector is about the 1985 theft of Willem de Kooning’s famous painting, “Woman Ochre.”

Canadian Artistic Journeys – Shorts and World Showcase Shorts: Tales From the Wilds.

A few of my thoughts on these films.

5. Celebrating Africa Day with a storytelling performance by Mara Menzies, a gift from my friends at Settle Stories.

The storytelling is for primary schools, homeschooled children or anyone who loves a good story. This special presentation is available for free up to June 8th.

Mara is one of the best storytellers and children are sure to enjoy her magical ways.

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February 11 . Issue #130

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.’

Albert Einstein (1879 -1955)

Hello all, welcome to my weekly journal. A place for me to share with you five points of interest. Things that got me through the week with a sense of wonder and joy.

The featured photo is of an adversary of Scratchy the Squirrel, it’s from my new children’s book Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time for Friends, illustrations by Joshua Miller.

1.  This week I enjoyed celebrating composer John Williams 90th birthday. What an incredible life, amazing achievements, fantastic music and sharing it with all of us.

John Williams, awards are simply mind-blowing.

2.  Listening to John Williams compositions including Schindler’s List and stretching out to include his talented family members, Percussionist Don Williams, percussionist Jerry Williams and John Williams son Joseph,  the rock band Toto’s frontman, vocalist.

Speaking of Toto brought me to reminisce about one of my favorite drummers, Jeff Porcaro who was one of the founding members of the rock band Toto.

Jeff Porcaro passed away young, he was 38 years old, he died from an allergic reaction to a bee sting, while he was mowing the lawn at his home in Los Angeles, California.

3. Watching the Mandolorian on Disney and enjoying the follow up by Jon Favreau, The Book of Boba Fett. I love the Japanese samurai influence.

Checking out the 2022 Oscar nods, I have seen a couple of the films and look forward to watching some more of these nominated films.

4. I am reading Michael Connelly at night, The Law of Innocence, a fast-paced thriller – with the Lincoln lawyer character Mickey Haller.

Reading my new sword study book Mugai Ryu Battoujutsu Instruction – The mastery of Tosho Shiokawa, during the days, this will be a lifetime reference book of sword technique by Shiokawa sensei, one of my teachers.

My winter book fair is coming to an end, take advantage of some great reads including my e-book Samba in Brazil.

5. Practising my audible performance of Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time for Friends.

Should I make an audible book so that even more people can have a chance to enjoy this fun adventure story?

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 one of my books, including Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time for FriendsSamba in Brazil;  Paperback version, on sale for a limited time. And the Portuguese version, Samba no Brasil, is 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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September 17 . Issue #109

“Compassion is the source of non-violent action, and it brings us inner strength and mental peace. These qualities also bring us more smiles, friendship and harmony.”  The Dalai Lama

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal where I share with you five points of interest. Things that help me get through the week, things to entertain and things that make me happy.

1. This week I am happy to share with you all a promotion that I am involved in. My e-book “Samba em um Dia de Neve” a Portuguese Brazillian translation of book 1 in the Samba Dog series is available for free for a limited time.

Searching for your next favorite children’s story?

Look no further! A group of bestselling children’s authors have teamed up to offer a delightful selection of new children’s books. Available for a limited time so hurry and get yours. Click on the picture or the link and you will be redirected to the promo site.

Link up here for Free Children’s E-Books 

 

2. This week I found a new nature trail. The featured photo is from the Georgian Trail. A 34 KM trail that goes from Collingwood to Meaford.

If you are looking to destress, walking in close proximity to nature is what I recommend.

3. My viewing pleasure this week was a documentary about Bob Ross, the star of the hit television show The Joy of Painting.

I remember watching the show way back in the day and being amazed at how easy he made painting look. A finished, beautiful landscape painting in less than half an hour. The length of each show.

The documentary explores the behind the scenes activity that took place from the point of view of Bob Ross’s son Steve as well as friends and associates.

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed.

4. My ear candy was all about the trumpet. It all started with a podcast interview with trumpeter Theo Croker. Getting a taste of his new album and exploring some of the older recordings.

From there I ventured out to Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.

And then I found a fantastic concert featuring my friend Fabrizio Bosso and the outstanding jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini in a tribute concert for the amazing trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

5. Work continued on my new project, Scratchy the Squirrel – Make Time For Friends. Meetings with the great illustrator – Joshua Miller and finalizing which of his illustrations will become the front cover.

Please enjoy a sample chapter of Scratchy the Squirrel; chapter 8 – Bumblebee Food.

The project is now scheduled for completion by mid-October and will be ready for release in November.

Send me a message if you would like to receive an Advanced Reader Copy. (info@paulyanuziello.com)

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.