Hello and welcome, in this weeks newsletter I think about my time training in Florida. It was just around this time, when a break from winters grip was most welcoming. I contemplate this while digging out from another massive snowstorm. My promotion for Samba on a Snowy Day is still happening, get your free e-book for a limited time (see point no.3 in the newsletter). I took in the hit show “Come From Away” and I let you know about a few other points of interest that you may find interesting too.
1. SMK– Sunday Morning Keiko, or as I like to call it my non-organization, it’s very dear to my heart. SMK is a non-exclusive karate/budo community advancing a spiritual as well as physical approach to the study of karate/budo. Two of my favourite karate masters, Rick Hotton and Scott Langley will be leading seminars at the SMK 5th Annual Winter Keiko in Sarasota, Florida.
I’ll be missing it, again, I work weekends now. I attended the 3rd one though, way back in 2018. It changed my life, or at least confirmed my life changing decision. You can read my thoughts on that 2018 Winter Keiko entitled, A letter Home.
I spent the previous winter 2017 in Sarasota, that was one of the best times I’ve had in Florida. I stayed a month and I got to train with the SMK folks every Sunday, Sarasota became like home.
2. Winter won’t go away!
Another major snowfall, looks pretty, even magical but I would rather be in Costa Rica.
I stayed in Tamarindo, Costa Rica for two months in 2017, I did lots of writing and reading. Books I like reading when near the ocean, are books about the ocean. A local used book store in Tamarindo had a few of Clive Cussler thrillers. Cussler studied the oceans and then wrote fantastic stories.
RIP Clive Cussler (1931 – 2020)
3. I have a confirmation on a book reading engagement. One of the schools I teach karate at wants me to read my book to their students. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes. I am really looking forward to entertaining the children with my story.
As mentioned in a previous newsletter I have joined a group of bestselling authors and we are gifting our E-Books, yes, for free. Check the link, Children’s Book Give Away
4. And I received more good news this week. A notification from Library and Archives Canada that Samba on a Snowy Day, softcover and hardcover books are now registered and archived.
Samba on a Snowy Day may be coming to a library near you. I have submitted the details to the powers that be and I’m feeling confident my book will make it on to the shelves.
5. This week I finally got around to seeing the hit show “Come From Away” at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. Come from Away is a Canadian musical with book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It is set in the week following the 9 / 11 attacks in the USA. A fantastic show about a community coming together to help others in the spirit of true selflessness.
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