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Newsletter 10

Hello all!

Some things that interested me this week, and I hope will be of interest to you too.

Here are my five items, links or suggestions that should get you some inspiration and information.

Newsletter 10

1. Fall and the leaves are doing just that, falling all over my yard. During one of my forest bathing  outings, I caught sight of a cool bee hive.

Where have all the bees gone?

It made me think of bees  and honey. When I was in grade school one of my favourite projects was on bees, wasps, hornets and the like. I remember having this huge wall poster in my room that was a photo of the inside of a honey bee’s nest. So cool, I would dream of buzzing bees. Whenever I go to a farmers market I pick up some fresh honey, Nectar of the Gods.

2.  A book I read recently and enjoyed, The Secret Life of Bees, by author Sue Monk Kidd, I understand it’s a movie too, released in 2008. Where was I when this movie was a big deal? I must rent this and see if it comes close to being as good as the book. The trailer looks good. It has a good sound track.

3. The fall colours in Ontario, spectacular. Fall colours – Muskoka and routes north. There is nothing quite like hiking a trail up in the northern Ontario countryside at this time of the year. My recommendation for a fun family outing.

4. This week I listened to a new artist, at least for me, the David Rubel Quartet, Into The Dark a CD with 7  excellent musical tracks. Rubel is a saxophonist, his music is contemporary jazz. His quartet features the piano of Winston Matsushita, Malcolm Connor on bass and Robin Claxton handling the drums. Check out what there up to over at Rubel’s site, davidrubelmusic.com.

5. An author I read, Alexander McCall Smith, and I have mentioned before, has a very successful series of books and I have read a few of them. Recently I signed up to receive his rather infrequent newsletter, he has sent me news, the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, volume 20, has officially been released, the title; “To The Land of Long Lost Friends”. Meanwhile I am playing catchup, reading the 4th book in the series, “The Kalahari Typing School for Men”.

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Newsletter #4

Hello all! I am back from my up north adventure. Northern Ontario is really quite beautiful in the summer. I managed to go for a therapeutic swim every day, mostly during the early morning, there is nothing quite like it after a strenuous work out.

I visited an outdoor museum aptly named The Tree Museum and as fall is fast approaching, I’m planning a return visit to take in the art amongst the trees, in falls full colour spectrum.

My Northern Sanctuary
Lake Muskoka

Some things that interested me this week, and I hope will be of interest to you too.

Here are my five items, links or suggestions that should get you some inspiration.

  1. A tree museum? Who could come up with that idea. It’s the brain child of Founder and sponsor: EJ Lightman. Curators: EJ Lightman and Anne O’Callaghan.With internet services restored I found this information at their home on the web,  https://www.thetreemuseum.ca/ “An Outdoor Art Gallery of Site Specific Installations”
  2. Along the same train of thought, nature, I have picked up on Greta Thunberg and her strike for climate change. Ms. Thunberg is a 16 year old who started a protest movement. Since December, teenagers across Germany inspired by the 16-year-old Thunberg’s climate fight have been marching weekly instead of sitting in classes. I’m all in, and looking for ways to contribute my time and effort. Greenpeace has some advice for the September 27th Strike For Climate Change here: https://www.greenpeace.org/canada
  3. A musician who inspired me to write about music, Wayne Shorter, check out my review of one of his recent concerts https://torontomusicreport.com/featured/wayne-shorter-quartet-live-in-concert/   and another musician whom I admire for her incredible talent, Esperanza Spalding http://www.esperanzaspalding.com/ are working together to create a new opera, something that promises to be very special, http://www.octopustheatricals.com/iphigenia I must get tickets to this.
  4. My reading continues with an author I recently discovered, Alexander McCall Smith and another series he has penned. The Sunday Philosophy Club, set in Edinburgh, Scotland and featuring the protagonist Isabel Dalhousie. I am thoroughly enjoying this book and considering a visit to Edinburgh.
  5. Karate classes have started, I’m teaching children and adults at www.smadojo Shingikan Dojo in Maple, On. I’m also instructing children at a community centre in the city of Markham, as well as one in the town of Stouffville.

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Newsletter #2

Hello all! Some things that interested me this week, and may interest you too.

Only five items, links or suggestions that will be able to get you some inspiration.

Here are some links to some sites I like, sites that inspire me, make me want to read or are just plain interesting.

  1. Music is a very big part of my life, I listen to music frequently. I attend live shows, concerts, clubs and even festivals. Most recently, August, 18th to be exact,  I attended the Markham Jazz Festival and checked out a few good groups. One that really caught my attention and made me want to move and tap my foot, Bywater Call. I really enjoyed the band, the fact that they have a saxophone and a trumpet player is a bonus. The lead vocalist, Meghan Parnell has a wonderful voice. Her energy, her passion and her beautiful, powerful voice are captivating. Check the band out here, bywatercall.com. Their debut CD is expected out in the fall of 2019.
  2. Transformational coaching! Have you heard of that? I recently attended a coaching conference and I was impressed with speaker Dr. Jean Coté. I summarized his talk, you can check out a webinar here, Dr.Cotè on youtube.com or check my blog – paulyanuziello.com, check out my summary report of Dr. Coté’s talk at the coaches conference.
  3. Last week I mentioned a book I was reading about a master gardener, today I invite you to check out some incredible gardens, swing over to Japan and view some beautiful gardens, go to japan-guide.
  4. Last week I mentioned classic literature and this week I found a provider of the classics for free. Gutenburg.org, locates classics that have gone into the public domain and they make them available on Kindle or other electronic readers. I downloaded to my kindle reader  one of my favourite children’s authors Thornton Burgess, auth of the Bed-Time Storybooks a series of books with titles like Sammy Jay and Reddy Fox. Some of these titles have gone into the public domain and this awesome site is allowing free downloads of these classics. Not only children’s literature, but classics in many genre, I downloaded a couple of books by another of my favourite authors, P. G. Wodehouse. You can browse the bookshelf here: https://www.gutenberg.org
  5. My pick for entertainment, get out and enjoy summer. Get to the beach, or get to the water. Better yet, get on the water. I picked up a deal on a canoe and I’m trying it out on Lake Muskoka, near the town of Gravenhurst, Ontario. I found some  secluded rivers and I’m being entertained by nature.

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