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July 16 . Issue #100

The Flowers

All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse,
Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.”  by Robert Louis Stevenson

1. One hundred “100” is an important number for an author. At least for me, it”s a number that represents perseverance, loyalty and discipline. Issue number 100 in my weekly journal and it coincides with my new book Samba em um Dia de Neve getting into the top 100 Children’s Books.

“The numerology number 100 represents energy that’s self-determined, independent, and has infinite potential. The number 0 brings openness, wholeness, comprehensiveness, and infinity to the number 100.” From – Affinity Numerology

I am hopeful that a Portuguese/Brazilian version of Samba in Brazil will be published within the next month. Stay tuned for more information.

2. I am reading a wonderful book by Karen P. Inglis, How To Self-Publish & Market a Children’s BookThe book has proven to be a fantastic resource for me and I keep coming back to it for more tips on self-publishing.

Utilizing one of the tips from the book, this week I sent off my first book Samba on a Snowy Day to a UK book awards organization. They accepted my entry, mentioning that the book looked to be lots of fun for children. Now we wait and see.

The finalists for the awards are notified 1st of March 2022.

3. My audible journey this week has included a diverse group of artists. From, Bill Evans to Joe Lovano and the Herbie Hancock, Imagine Project, that project includes an incredible array of masterful musicians from the pop, world and r&b genres.

Listening to Bill Evans provides immeasurable joy for me, the drumming of Paul Motian and the masterful bass playing of Scott LaFaro; displayed to perfection on Sunday at the Village Vanguard.

4. I am taking in the beauty of the Grey Highlands, delighting in the flora and fauna surrounding me. This week I am hiking the Pretty River Valley Provincial Park.

5. Ontario will be moving to Step 3 of the re-opening plan. Opening up on Friday, July 16th just in time for my newsletter. I am cautiously optimistic, the keyword being caution.

I think that I will continue with my park training for the next little while and patio dining, weather permitting.

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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June 25. Issue #97

“When the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience before her and enters into her own image.” Meister Eckhart

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal where I share with you five points of interest. Some things to motivate, to inspire, to enjoy or just to read about.

1.  June 21st is the first day of summer, the summer solstice, it’s also, National Indigenous Peoples Day.

I have started reading, Indians on Vacation: A Novel by Thomas King and a winner of the 2021 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

2. This week I hiked the Bruce Trail from Eugenia Falls to the Beaver River. I was in search of waterfalls and the trail started at Eugenia Falls and led to Hoggs Falls.

I didn’t make it to Hoggs Falls, it was starting to get late and I did not want to hike the trail in the dark. My boy scout training kicked in and my adversity to falling off the edge of the trail added to this caution. The Bruce Trail is next to the Niagara Escarpment, a 30-meter drop at some parts.

3. After our adventure on the Bruce Trail it was time for dinner and we checked out Blue Mountain, there are scenic views along the road to the village of Blue Mountain.

We stopped at the top of the mountain, a place where the cable cars give you a thrill. The open-air gondolas of Blue Mountain. A few photos of the breathtaking views and we were on our way once again.

We passed on Blue Mountain village and ended up in Collingwood where we enjoyed dinner at a Peruvian restaurant, Al Carbon; located on the main drag. Delicious food, great service and refreshing beverages were enjoyed by my hiking group.

After dinner what could be better than taking in a sunset? The sunsets over Georgian Bay are beautiful. A glorious way to end the day. Nina provided the featured photo of the sunset over Georgian Bay.

4. I’ve been watching football all this week, the European version, Euro Cup 2020. I watch Euro Cup and World Cup soccer, they happen every 4 years. Euro Cup was postponed due to Covid19, hence Euro Cup 2020 is being held in 2021.

5. This weeks ear candy: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Rocket ScienceMy man Howard Levy, a harmonica innovator is one of the driving forces in the band.

I enjoyed a 4-hour tribute to Jeanne Lamon who led Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, a Toronto fixture in the classical music scene.

Violinist Jeanne Lamon, who led Toronto’s famed Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra for more than three decades and served as its music director emerita since 2014, died from cancer in Victoria, B.C., on June 20 at the age of 71.

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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Children's Books Nature Reading

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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