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Art Nature Reading

March 5 . Issue #80

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
– anonymous 

Hello and welcome to another week of my weekly journal.

1. Signed, Sealed, Delivered; do you remember that Stevie Wonder tune? That’s the first thing I thought of after our house sold this week after only ‘9’ days on the market.

Now to look for a new place to live. New Beginnings, new adventures, let the fun begin. As Don Pullen plays on the album New Beginnings joined by a couple of my favourite musicians; Tony Williams and Gary Peacock.

This weeks ear candy included the music of Stevie Wonder.

And the birthday of Maestro; Fredric Chopin at least in his mind and that means I celebrate the life of this master on March 1st.

2. The featured photo is a view from the York Beltline Nature Trail, art in the city, an escape to follow nature.

It’s official, I became a Butterfly Ranger this week and completed my online training. Now on to recruit others to join the campaign to save pollinators.

3. What I’m watching this week, Fallet, Broadchurch and Shetland.

4. What I’m reading; my friends manuscript, an adventure novel full of intrigue, suspense and gratuitous violence. I’m loving it and acting somewhat like a Beta Reader.

5. My virtual book tour continues for my new release; Samba in Brazil. A few libraries are scheduled for April and May and I am looking forward to some book readings this month too. I have now scheduled four of them at the school that I taught virtual karate at all last week.

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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Leaders Nature Reading

October 9 . Issue #59

In this weeks newsletter, moving movies, my book sale, cat rescues and more…

My Weekly Journal

A weekly newsletter that gives you 5 personal interests that I share with you.

1. My eye candy this week. Films to watch; My Octopus Teacher, simply extraordinary, a special film that resonated deeply within my soul. This is not like any other nature film.

And this week a special notice popped up in my news feed for a  movie trailer. “The Witches | Official Trailer” I love stories by Roald Dahl and plan to read one of the chapters from The Witches in my upcoming creative writing workshop.

2. I am excited to report that my book Samba on  Snowy Day is on sale at Chapters-Indigo and 1% of the sale of the book goes to children in high-needs communities through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

My wife Nina is a rescuer of cats, she is a rescue angel. We have at our home three rescued cats. All have been adopted and are now part of the family. Only one was rescued as a kitten, Milo, the other two as young adult cats.

We have temporarily taken in four more cats. Count them, that’s seven cats! I decided I had better read about cats.  My reading pleasure took me to a well-thumbed copy of the classic, Cats in the Belfry by Doreen Tovey – a humorous tale about cats.

3. A first in Canada; my party, the Greens, has a new leader and she is the first Black person to lead a federal political party in Canada. About time!

4. My musical experience this week is in anticipation of the great Thelonious Sphere Monk, October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982; the celebration of his birth. The 10th is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, a national holiday, my Monk day. I did not get a chance to see Monk live. If I had perhaps my review would have gone something like this. My review, writing as Paul J. Youngman, for Jazz Review.com.

5. The good deed for the week, assisting an elderly gentleman who passed out while waiting for a bus. My first aiders duty, helping out.

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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Baking Music Awards Nature

August 28 . Issue #53

A Week In My Life

August 28 . Issue #53

My weekly newsletter that gives you 5 personal interests that I share with you.

This week I look at an outdoor school setup, listen to NEA Jazz Masters, partake in some baking and more…

Here are the five things I found interesting this week and I want to share with you all.

1. Outdoor nature school, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)  is starting a new program. I want to get involved and help kids connect with nature. Perhaps I could take my pop-up karate in the park and develop a dojo in the woods.

2. My listening pleasure this week, the  2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert – I watched it live, it’s still available as a rebroadcast and free.

3.  Prior to the pandemic, I was teaching karate at a Montessori school, an afterschool karate program for children. Well, they want me back in a limited capacity. Decisions, decisions. Your C.D.C Back To School Decisions Guide

4. I am re-reading a fun book about a cat named Polar Bear. The Best Cat Ever by Cleveland Armory. And Seven Guitars by August Wilson is also on my to-read list. A screenplay and winner of the New York drama critics circle award for best play. 

5. Can you save money by baking your own bread? How about baking a walnut banana bread? This week I baked bread, fantastic Italian style pane (bread). The best Calabrese bread that I have tasted and I share the recipe. I also made this amazing banana loaf from a recipe by Tina Turbin and I’ve been enjoying it all week. Goes great with my morning espresso.

 

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 what Readers’ Favorites reviewers say about my book, Samba on a Snowy Day

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