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Newsletter 45

Newsletter 45

“Everything’s a story – You are a story -I am a story.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Hello all. Welcome. This week I celebrate gardening and Canada Day. I also look deeper into the art of the short story. And I happily confirm that I will be going back to work. These are my five items of interest this week, hopefully, there’s something of interest for you too. 

1.Ted talks are great. This week I caught Ron Finley the gangsta gardener, talking about solutions to food deserts. When I am working in my garden I find it therapeutic. Now is a great time to be a gardener and you can get your children involved as well. Children gardening and how to feed a community by Frankie Flowers. 

2. Canada Day celebrations – the virtual celebration is on. A musical celebration by homegrown artist’s.

7 ways to celebrate Canada Day with kids. 

One of my previous employers has asked me to start work mid July. Teaching a virtual, family karate class for the summer. Sounds like great fun to me, I am ready.

3. I have been reading Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro  – her short stories are fascinating. I recommend reading and savouring each short story. Take some time to reflect on the story; have fun checking references. Take the short story “Wenlock Edge” first published in the New Yorker in 2005. The story has references to “On Wenlock Edge” by A.E Houseman and “A Shropshire Lad”  as well as “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”.  

4. The last theatrical stage show I attended was, “Come From Away”, a great show and a fun night out for my wife and I. My friends at Mirvish Theatre keep in touch by newsletter. They sent me this cool link to The Louder We Get and I share it here for all those folks who graduated this year. 

5. The sound waves for me leaned heavily on the trumpet spectrum this week — names like, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, a tiny desk performance. And the Toronto trumpeter Alexis Baro performing “Noche”. 

Jens Lindemann, a snowstorm serenade of  Oh- Canada.

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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, “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:
  3. A musician who inspired me to write about music, Wayne Shorter, check out my review of one of his recent concerts   and another musician whom I admire for her incredible talent, Esperanza Spalding are working together to create a new opera, something that promises to be very special, 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 #1

My Newsletter – Summer Inspiration

Some things that I’m interested in this week.

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

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

  1. Ever Widening Circles. What I like about this newsletter is it’s inspirational stories and its conspiracy of goodness. Like this recent story on  the hidden power of algorithms Ever Widening Circles or how to bring  the Island Fox back from the brink of extinction. A 9 minute inspirational story, saving-the-island-fox
  2. My previous blog touched on getting children active, what about starting them early. Find a yoga baby class Life With Baby or a program that I actually teach, a karate, parent and tot program created by the Stouffville Community Centre. Sign up for a program: recreation, lessons, programs.
  3. Reading books in the summer, what could be more delightful. Settling in on beautiful summer day at the beach with a great read. I am presently enchanted by “The Samurai’s Garden” a 1994 novel by American author Gail Tsukiyama. Goodreads Link to The Samurai’s Garden
  4. My pick for evening entertainment, a great show on  Prime TV, especially if you’re into the New York jazz scene. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel an American period comedy-drama television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino.
  5. Classic literature, can children still read Dr. Suess.  The Toronto star newspaper lists Green Eggs and Ham in the top ten children’s  books. I have rediscovered the Dr. Suess series as a wonderful way to entertain my 9 month old grandaughter.                                         

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