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Newsletter 16

Newsletter 16

Hello all!

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 and information.

  1. This week has been all about publishing a book. I have gained plenty of experience in the publishing process and I am really happy that I listened to the advice of my friends who recommended professionals when self publishing. Getting the best editor, Jennifer D. Foster – Life on Planet Word  and the best design team, Kim McDougall – Castelane Inc. really made the process much simpler for me. The completed book files are with the printer. In this day and age of print on demand, it is just a matter of time as the printer reviews the files to insure the book will print properly. I have requested a paperback and a hardcover copy. Samba on a Snowy Day, in print and premium colour, is one step closer to a reality. Yeah!
  2. This is my 16th newsletter. For 16 weeks, four months, yes — a third of a year, I have been posting 5 things that have been of  interest to me. Things that have peaked my interest — by way of music, art, literature, nature or activities for the whole family. Hopefully a small bit of inspiration for you too in this world that is so full of wonder and beauty.

    3. Time magazine has announced the person of the year and I am very happy that they chose   Greta Thunberg.  She has done some incredible things, she has not only helped to mobilize youth, she has given the whole world a shake. The young are powerful and it is the youth who are the people with the most to lose. What kind of planet are we leaving for them?

    4. Everyone seems to be putting out their end of year lists, I have one as well. I have witnessed many musical offerings and this is a list of my five favourite concerts of the year. They are not listed in order of enjoyment, they are completely random: Red Hot Samba Party and Dandha da Hora,   Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sulivan Fortner,  Figueirido & Valdes,  Youn Sun Nah Trio and one of the very best, Mark Kelso and the Jazz Exiles.

    5. My daughter Nadia has started down a new path, she has created, with her business partner, a joint venture – “Rise Wellness Collective Canada” . They are hosting a workshop for women and I anticipate it will be a success judging by the opening statement for the workshop that makes me want to get involved.  “A workshop where you will be guided to set intentions that help you to connect with living out your joy.”  Beautiful!

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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,  https://www.thetreemuseum.ca/ “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: https://www.greenpeace.org/canada
  3. A musician who inspired me to write about music, Wayne Shorter, check out my review of one of his recent concerts https://torontomusicreport.com/featured/wayne-shorter-quartet-live-in-concert/   and another musician whom I admire for her incredible talent, Esperanza Spalding http://www.esperanzaspalding.com/ are working together to create a new opera, something that promises to be very special, http://www.octopustheatricals.com/iphigenia 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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