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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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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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