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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

Please consider a contribution to our next book project by buying me a coffee, swing by Ko-fi.com. Every coffee helps out during these challenging times.

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Books Children's Books Nature

Newsletter 51

Newsletter 51

Hello all and welcome. Taking in all manner of festivals this week, listening to happy blues, thinking about school and more…

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

1. The Stratford Summer Gala 2020, a performance art festival hosted by the city of Stratford.

Yorkshire Festival of Story continues and the talent is wonderful, this week I  watched the fantastic storyteller, Mara Menzies weave her magic. Rebroadcast from a live show, similar to this one, done at the 2019 National Storytelling Festival.

2.  For my listening and practising pleasure, harmonica, not drums, I found myself jamming with Gary Clark Jr., a great blues guitar player. Hopefully, I can catch him for real someday. I also listened to one of my favourite piano players, Oscar Peterson (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007), it’s coming up to the 95th anniversary of his birth. One of Oscar’s best albums, in my opinion, Night Train, check it out.

Back To School Blues

3. The days are getting shorter and thoughts of returning to school are on plenty of folks minds. Prior to the pandemic, I was teaching karate at a Montessori school. And not that I have been invited back to teach, but even if so, I am seriously questioning if I want to subject myself to a possible COVID 19 infection. The chances of me making a mistake and getting coughed on by my students, quite high. And from the Centre for disease control and prevention (CDC) — Your Back To School Decisions Guide, something I am paying close attention to.

4. My reading pleasure this week, all about children’s books. To read what I thought of the books I downloaded check out my book reviews.

So far I have downloaded Follow the Breadcrumbs by Chris  Stead, Abigail and her pet Zombie – Spring, by Marie F. Crow,  I actually received Zoo Day though, and Short or Tall, Doesn’t Matter At All by Asaf Rozanes. 

https://books.bookfunnel.com/celebratingoutdoors/dkdb12fxv7

 

The free book promo that I participated in “Celebrating Nature and the Outdoors” concludes this week, and I hope you had a chance to get a free E-Book. If you liked our book Samba on a Snowy Day it would mean the world to us if you would rate it and take a moment to leave a review.

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5. Salome Bey, Canada’s first lady of the blues passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Born in the USA in October of 1933, she came to Toronto and made this her home for the past 56 years. Salome Bey wrote and starred in “Indigo”, a cabaret about the history of Black music. Rest in Peace Ms. Bey, we honour your memory and thank you for the many wonderful performances.  

 

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

Please consider a contribution to our next book project by buying me a coffee, swing by Ko-fi.com. Every coffee helps out during these challenging times.

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