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November 6 . Issue #63

In this weeks newsletter, birthdays, elections, holiday books and more…

My Weekly Journal

A weekly newsletter that gives you 5 personal interests that I share with you.

1. I have joined a book promotion and it starts this week. E-Books on sale. “The Children’s Books Holiday Sale”  a group of award-winning authors offering our books on sale for a limited time.

Holiday Sale

 

2.  Our friends south of the border have an exciting election happening this week. Thoughts and Prayers that a winner will eventually be declared.

And all I can do is listen to the blues, especially: Sugar Blue.

3. My granddaughter Leila turned 2 years old, we celebrated her birthday on November 2, 2020. What a party!

Innocence, that is what you find with a 2-year-old. I got to hang out with this incredible human being for a wee bit.

We raked up piles of leaves – then I taught her an important lesson. How to roll in the leaves and throw them at each other.

Her excitement at this newly found joyful experience had her laughing uproariously. Literally rolling in the leaves.

4. A couple of firsts for me, not including my adventure with Leila. This week I was up at the crack of dawn; on a Sunday; when I should have gained an hour; back to standard time; hopefully for the last time; so that I could attend a virtual write-in for the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). A fun, pen to the paper approach to creative writing. My goal 50,000 words (this month). I am looking forward to hanging with my writing crew, every Sunday through November.

The second, first for me, sending a manuscript to a publisher. I completed a fun story about an injured bumblebee and the squirrel who nurses her back to health. I am looking for a publisher to give the story that little extra exposure that I believe this story of love, compassion, empathy and friendship deserves.

5. My creative writing course is happening and it’s a hit. As of this week, it will be halfway completed. The attendees will have their short stories well underway. The inspiration – A Celebration.

The young authors are encouraged to write about a celebration, 800 to 1,000 words of creative writing. Upon completion, they may enter the Celebration Creative Writing Contest. The winners receive a fantastic prize and a chance to be published.

If you want me to entertain your group, please get in touch. I am booked November 19th at East Gwillimbury Public Library, Storytelling for Children. A little twist on my Kindle Creativity children’s workshop.

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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Elders Reading

Newsletter 47

Newsletter 47

Hello all and welcome. Please join me as I share five points of interest that I hope you will find interesting as well. Virtual training, gardens of the World, masks for kids as the new norm and more.

1. Our virtual world! This week I took a 2 hour, online virtual training course with my old employer. Virtual training; points were shared on how to deliver an inspirational and fun online virtual course. Our new reality, our new virtual world. I made points, check out my take on Virtual Fun.

Some interesting online content that may give you some joy, many gardens are in full bloom and it’s very relaxing to take a tour. One of the top 10 gardens in the world is a good place to start; with the botanical gardens of Madame Ganna Walska’ Lotusland.

2. The Stories Our Elders Tell Us. Online stories from our Elders, inspiring stories that can change the world. Sit down with five members of the Significant Elders of Harlem as they sit down with 4th and 5th-grade students and share their upbringing.

3. It’s the law now; at least it is in Ontario, if you’re in a public place you must wear a mask. Getting your kids to wear a mask. And 101 fun family things to do at home to help get you through the summer.

4. I am studying, learning and enjoying the wonderful world of marketing. This week I am reading, Playing The Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction by Douglas Smith

5. My friends at Latin Jazz Net shared this great trailer for The Cuban: A film about the power of music over Alzheimer’s.
The film is to be screened next week as part of  A Drive-In Film Festival hosted by The Italian Contemporary Film Festival.

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

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

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Museums Music Nature

Newsletter 44

Newsletter 44

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvellous.”

(Aristotle 385-323 BC)

Hello all. Wishing you a warm welcome. This week I celebrate my Italian heritage. I contemplate Norse gods and think about giving back to the community. I share with you 5 things that I found of interest and I hope will be of interest to you too.

1. June is Italian Heritage Month and I took in some of the virtual events that celebrate my Italian Heritage. The first event that completely captivated my attention, Wishing You Were Here. Followed by  Enchanted Museums and then My Secret Venice. The Istituto Italiano di Cultura hosted a series of virtual concerts entitled, “So Long Toronto,” I really enjoyed the one with Claudio Jr. de Rosa (Sax.) and Vivienne ChuLiao (Piano). 

Italy

With all these virtual events celebrating Italian culture it brought back memories of my visits to Italy. A very special Valentine’s celebration was spent in Taormina, Sicily. I wrote about it and share with you that special weekend.

2. I have started studying the Scandinavian  gods, The Heroes of Asgard, Tales From Scandinavian Mythology by A.Keary and E. Keary.  And in my curiosity as to how you incorporate Norse legends into modern storytelling I delve into Joanne M. Harris’s book, The Gospel of Loki.

3. This week I have been listening to everything Nina Simone, The Diva Series, a CD that I keep coming back to. What a story, what an amazing musician, what a life. 

An organization that I support and appreciate JPEC, recently released a quarantine concert featuring some great musicians, Eddie Bullen with Joaquin Hidalgo and Andrew Stewart. 

4. Listening to a podcast while working on my writing, Broken Record with Esperanza Spalding, a multi Grammy winning artist, bassist, singer and composer. Inspirational! There is one for every day of the week if you’re so inclined. Some are even hosted by Malcolm Gladwell.

5. Poetry, prose and lyrics; many years ago I was encouraged to write lyrics; I tried. Names like, The Shining Star, Making Make Believe and Big City. Some of the material written by me or co-written with my friend Ed McDonald

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

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

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